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.