AMY AHLSTROM


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Little Piedmont 2

Silk and cotton quilt stretched over canvas with a maple wood shadow box frame.

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24″ x 24″

Retail Value: $1,500

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Amy Ahlstrom photographs found images in cities and transforms them into urban quilts. Inspired by street graffiti, signage, and sticker art, she takes digital photos of found images and reinterprets them to create new compositions. Her quilts are thematically dense and full of layers of meaning. She designs them on her computer, making patterns, and then sews quilts made of silk and cotton. Her art challenges the concept of what a quilt is and affects the viewer’s interaction with their environment by referencing familiar images and changing their context. In this way, she re-imagines the urban landscape and re-invents quilting as a fine art medium.

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