As I mentioned yesterday, we stopped by the Renwick Gallery when we were visiting family in Virginia. In addition to the nutshell dioramas I saw a couple of other pieces I have been eager to see.
First was the quilt by Sabrina Gschwandtner made from vintage 16mm film.
The docent told us that the color film is from a documentary on the production of different fibers and textiles.
The images that look like planets are actually a view of a single fiber through a microscope.
I found the whole thing to be fascinating.
The black and white film used for the border of the quilt was from a film about women and fashion. I was interested in how different the piece looked up close and from far away.
I was also excited to see Kathryn Clark's DC Foreclosure Quilt. I saw her Flint Foreclosure Quilt in Lansing last spring.
I am a big fan of Kathryn's work, and impressed with the research and thought that goes into each piece.
I enjoy visiting the Smithsonian and wish we lived closer so that we could visit regularly.