Are quilts art?
At first glance The Water Quilt, 1970-71, by Joyce Wieland is just a really lovely quilt. But each square is actually a pocket containing a page of a book warning that American business would try to take Canada’s water. The pretty embroidered flowers are accurate portraits of actual Arctic plants, reminding us of what could be lost if we don’t protect our environment. The Water Quilt 1970-1971
Joyce Wieland fabric, embroidery thread, thread, metal grommets, braided rope, ink on fabric, 121.9 x 121.9 cm