Times Square… rainy night Day or night, summer or winter, rain or snow, one of New York’s most famous tourist attractions, Times Square amazes its visitors by its uniqueness, harmony and beauty… And it is so mysterious when it rains.
Time Squared (2002 - 2005)
"Time Squared" is an exhibition of sixteen works by the members of the Manhattan Quilters Guild, an eclectic group of professional fiber artists who meet in New York City. The rules were deceptively simple: Create a quilted work measuring 36 inches square that relates somehow to theme of "Time Squared". The resulting quilts reflect the diversity of the individual artists in the group. While often working in their own signature style, some chose a particular moment in time, others interpreted the theme to depict an abstract concept of time; some used the idea of squares and grids, or referred to Times Square itself. The artists enlisted a wide range of contemporary quiltmaking techniques and surface design processes to evoke the pace of life in New York City, a physical or psychological idea about time and place, or the painstaking construction or sudden destruction of physical space.
Time is Money When a task is done in haste, exponential amounts of time are required to correct errors.
Untitled Karen Berkenfeld’s untimely death left this, her last piece, unfinished and untitled. The repeating images of hands, arranged in arcs, evoke the multiple exposures of a pendulum’s swing in time-lapse photography. And a bearded man — an unusual images for the artist — suggests Father Time.
Waiting Winter stillness;quiet and intense,Watchful;a moment in time passes, and another.Waiting.
All the News The 1928 NY Times “news zipper” shares headlines with lots of other news and advertising in 2002. While the paper publishes “All The News That’s Fit to Print,” its competing zippers at Times Square may come up short. This is the newest in my series of zipper quilts, with zippers in traffic […]
Windows on the Square 2 The structure of this quilt derives from the literal sense of a numbered squared. The size and quantity of the design squares change geometrically across its surface, along with the chromatic progression of the elements. Few fabrics consume as much time and effort as silk — the silkworms eating mulberry […]
Crazy Rhapsody For me, Times Square has always had a sense of being lovable but also crazy. Therefore I have inserted warm crazy images into a square background.
Der Mond Ist Aufgegangen… Little feet dancing – in timeNotes tumbling down the scale – on timeThe moon glows through the fog – at night timeThe sun ushers in – day timeWinter chases spring into – summer timeAnd thus rushes by – our precious time.
KALEIDOSCOPIC XXV: It’s About Time While previous quilts in my kaleidoscope series explored the circular and symmetrical effects of two and three mirror kaleidoscopes, this quilt is based on a four mirror rectangular rather than triangular system. The repeated images created are striped patterns, since the reflections move directionally up-down and right-left. It’s about time […]
Fall From Grace The spectacularly gorgeous and colorful fall weather we had in New York in 2001 was terribly overshadowed by the skeletal remains of the World Trade Center disaster. This was our fall from grace. Time had changed for us; we turned some kind of corner and had to face a vastly different future.
Weaving a Bridge “I am the invisible stalker, weaving a bridge … between past and present.” – Diane Armstrong, Mosaic Who knows where the time goes? Discovering links to one’s own heritage is in itself a pastime.
Time Runs Out Time runs out for our hapless hero, Harold Lloyd, who clings desperately to the huge timepiece in his movie, “Safety Last.” His drama unfolds, a twenty-fourth of a second at a time, in a series of still images pouring over the movie screen. Our eyes and our brains are fooled into perceiving […]
News Flash My photographs for this piece are of the historic New York Times building on 43rd Street in New York City, just off Times Square, and of pages from the newspaper. The embroidery presents various phrases containing the word “time,” within constructed alphabets. This quilt addresses my concern about the quality and clarity of […]
Running: Time as Process Creating an earlier series (CAVE WALLS) on washed canvas left me with a large pile of trimmings, most with a soft frayed edge that I found appealing. I machine pieced these strips together, some with seams on the “right” side, some on the other, hand embroidered, cut into and reverse appliquéd […]
Arcanum If you walk in New York, and you do not feel dizziness, go to Times Square and you will experience it.
Time Squared: 8:48 a.m., September 11, 2001 Time Squared: 8:48 a.m., September 11, 2001, reflects that moment where time stood still for me. On that day, America lost its innocence. As a New Yorker I felt tremendous shock and sadness for the loss of lives, the loss of businesses and the loss of the Twin […]