FUSSY CUT 

 Art Attack, 2018, cotton, linen, polyester, dimensions variable approx 150cm x 165cm 

Art Attack, 2018, cotton, linen, polyester, dimensions variable approx 150cm x 165cm 

 
 Wwhirrrrrr, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, polyfill, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm  

Wwhirrrrrr, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, polyfill, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm  

 
  “Have you ever considered framing one of your quilts? It might make them more commercially viable.” 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, velvet, corduroy, dimensions variable approx 35cm x 35cm 

 “Have you ever considered framing one of your quilts? It might make them more commercially viable.” 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, velvet, corduroy, dimensions variable approx 35cm x 35cm 

 
 Huckleberry, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

Huckleberry, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

 
 I Tawt I Taw a Kitty Hawk, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, satin 40cm x 50cm

I Tawt I Taw a Kitty Hawk, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, satin 40cm x 50cm

 
 Mix-a-mimosas 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, polyfill, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

Mix-a-mimosas 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, polyfill, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

 
 Petal Pusher, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

Petal Pusher, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

 
 Wishbone, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, plastic wishbone, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

Wishbone, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, plastic wishbone, satin, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm 

 
 Chitty Chitty Chitty, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm

Chitty Chitty Chitty, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 40cm x 50cm

 Rainbow Bite 2018, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 60cm x 100cm

Rainbow Bite 2018, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 60cm x 100cm

 
 Candy Crush, 2018, cotton, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 100cm x 100cm

Candy Crush, 2018, cotton, bamboo, dimensions variable approx 100cm x 100cm

 
 
 Round the Twist, 2018, cotton, linen, polyester, dimensions variable approx 150cm x 165cm 

Round the Twist, 2018, cotton, linen, polyester, dimensions variable approx 150cm x 165cm 

 
 Fussy Snowflake, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, resin, fishing wire, dimensions variable approx 30cm x 30cm

Fussy Snowflake, 2018, cotton, polyester, bamboo, resin, fishing wire, dimensions variable approx 30cm x 30cm

 

'Fussy Cut' is a show of recent experimentations in optical illusionary and wacky patchwork, an exploration of quilting history, Bridget Riley's paintings and Hans Holbein the younger's painting 'The Ambassadors' (the one with the stretchy skull). 

Made popular in the mid-1800s, fussy cutting is a patchworking gimmick where patterned fabric is cut intentionally to display a specific area of print and repeated to create a kaleidoscopic or reoccurring image. In using and abusing this technique I have been able to manipulate printed fabric to create an optical illusion that mimics anamorphosis (a distorted image that can be seen in its true form when viewed from an unusual vantage point). 

Expect entopic phenomena galore and laffs-a-plenty as I pay homage to and subsequently disrespect centuries of quiltmaking and women's work! 

Come pretend to enjoy/understand textile art, nod and smile politely as I talk all about quilting and needlecrafts for an evening. 27-29 Johnston St Collingwood, Thursday April 19th at 6pm. There'll be beers.