Responds to Joe Minter’s
‘Old Rugged Cross’
The audio recording is made with instruments I made of clay.
A drum, undoon (my creation) and flutes.
Going through the gallery, the crosses made of reclaimed wood stopped being so visual of the wood, as it was decaying. The ways that it was put together, I bristled a bit with three crosses, but when I understood what the piece was about, I thought it was a beautiful memorial. I was then really just reminded of my beginnings of making art and seeing those pieces that were made out of sawdust and glue or some kind of wood compound, brought home that part of me that was willing to make no matter what I had. What I had available to me, I needed to create.
And then the quilt. The quilt, something that I can reach, something that I can do, knowing that with fabric and I can make new rags. I can do whatever, and making quilts with a design. And then, the rusted pieces of metal, something I’ve always been drawn to, made into a quilt. I am never surprised or always surprised when someone can take scraps and make something beautiful because what I love about my life is where I found all of my joy. And when I see someone else doing it, it just brings it all home.
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