The Blocks of Time Series is inspired by a tattered old book of antique quilt patterns I stumbled upon at a flea market in Down East Maine. I wanted to offer a contemporary riff on the time honored tradition of quilting, and to bring warmth, comfort, and a storied history into the home, much like a hand made patchwork blanket would.
Once I started creating my own “quilt blocks,” I began to think about how each component of the block patterns reminded me of all the small moments we experience throughout any given day, and how, when combined, they form a larger whole; minutes that combine into hours that combine into days. I think it is important to relish those small moments, and so I tried to relish every small painting within the larger painting, trying to make each a world unto itself, while also integrating it into the pattern as a whole.
Mixed Media on Reclaimed Wood
Signed and Titled on the Back