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LUKE Haynes

I am a quilter working to push fabric and textile art into the forefront of fine arts consciousness. I have shows across the country and make commission quilts for families and businesses and museums the world over. I am wanting to work with stores and quilters and exhibition spaces to promote Quilting and blow the roof off the industry. I am living in Seattle and working all over the country. I have shows coming up and coming down all the time. I want to do more. Lets talk Quilts.

Artist's statement: My background in architecture led to an interest in the idea that form followed function, and quilts have both form and function implicit in their historical past and utilitarian design.

I have been experimenting with the ways that fabric can be used to create images while still maintaining its foundation of use and function.

I construct works by piecing together colors, images and textures with the intention of a final product that has implicit process as well as contextual imagery. A quilt is the product of a tactile and additive process. An internal layer of batting retains heat; quilted stitches maintain its structure through use and wear; patterns of thread and fabric reference a long tradition of craft and construction. I use these notations of an existing process to ground my work in a traditional practice.

Working in series, my quilts engage the binary views of intensely layered issues within American culture, exploring figural images referencing gender roles, nostalgia and iconography through the constructed quilted fields. I am inspired by the dialogue between audience and artist.

The imagery for my work often comes from the communities they are shown in, ideas from my experience or questionnaires I create to inquire after a specific response to a query. These subjects act as a means of reflecting the dueling public and private nature of nostalgia, utility, or notions of comfort. My current work engages ideas of green practice and sustainability by working with used clothes and donated materials as my palette.

My goal is to engage the seams between art and craft, form and function, space and materiality, while advancing the art of quilt making in contemporary culture.

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Alliance for American Quilts [.org]
BurdaStyle [.com]
Languages spoken: English

"On My Bed #3" Self Portrait Quilt by LUKE Haynes

Tags: Quilts, Recycle, textile, art, sew, exhibition, museum, famous, gallery, lecture

1 comment:

  1. It is great to see a man working in the field of textiles - he has a really interesting and fresh approach that i like.


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-Henry David Thoreau

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