Renew: The Denim

Showing at BNY Mellon Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery

Dina’s Coat of Many Colors Ketonet Passim; 57” W X 52” L X 2” D; Hand and Machine Pieced Denim Remnants, Old Quilt Remnant. Hand Quilted; $1600.00.

The current #MeToo movement is an expanded global community of survivors from all walks of life highlighting the breadth and impact of a worldwide sexual violence. They demand perpetrators be held accountable and strategies implemented that sustain long term, systemic change.

Dina, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, is the biblical accounting of women’s violation. The equal combination of divine attributes of strength, gevorah, and lovingkindness, chesed, come together as a significant force in the healing process.

Uriel’s Yukata and Pant; 66” H X 54” W X 2” D Machine and Hand Pieced Colored Denim and Old Quilt Top; Boro Stitching; $1100.00

Each angel has a single divine purpose. The angel Uriel is an action angel preforming service for universal peace. A yukata is a casual version of a kimono. 

Saturday Night Angels; Blue 27” L X 53” W X 4” W; Multi-color 36” L X 41” W X 4” W; Machine Pieced denim and sweatshirt remnants; applied denim seams; $900.00 each.

These Angelic Mantles represent the metaphysical color system of angels based on seven different light rays. Working with recycled denim, the most difficult part of jeans to use is the back-center seam. These pieces transform that waste into this higher purpose. 

No Hate Flag; 33” H X44” W; Machine Pieced and Quilted Denim Waistbands and Remnants, $1111.00.

There is a long extensive herstory of quilts made as a public expression of political issues. This was mine in response to the lives lost at the Tree of Life massacre.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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