54” x 33”
Born in Switzerland, Ruth Marchese grew up exposed to her father’s extensive collection of oriental rugs, which sparked her fascination with colors and the infinite variations of textiles. Self-taught and inspired by the endless possibilities of using scraps of fabric to produce warm and functional objects, she made her first quilts. She eventually graduated to creating art quilts, to tell stories and express her feelings about the world we live in. Her most recent pieces, influenced by the Korean fiber artist, Chunghie Lee, are made with transparent fabrics, creating a “stained-glass” visual effect.