Quilt 019: Of Discontent by Shelby Skumanich


Quilt 019: Of Discontent

by Shelby Skumanich

68” X 84”

By re-purposing the traditional quilt pattern Chinese Coins, I’ve created a vertical composition where light and dark move towards and away from one another. The asymmetry and dense hand quilting combine to make a subtle, textural design element. By pushing the traditional quilt pattern into the unexpected, the quilt evolves into a vessel for self-expression and contemplation. Made in the days after several terrorist attacks in November 2015, I was pondering becoming an adult in the years after 9/11; how wide-scale acts of violence have become normal and the ways in which such acts both polarize and unite.