Are quilts art?

Kayak (Canada) - - YOURSTORY -

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

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