CUDDLY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT
esther imm is a toronto-based hand quilter and urban planner.
she was drawn to quilt design as a way to construct abstract pattern into tactile form - she hopes to create pieces that can be touched and utilized.
her work is always finished by hand stitching the layers together. stitching by hand can be quite a slow process but it allows a moment of connection with the long history of quilt making, recognizing that seemingly delicate materials and stitches have survived generations.
Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Exhibit. February 5 - May 8, 2021 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, TX.
Gladstone Hotel Room Commission. 2021 -2026. Toronto, Ontario.
patchwork "chogak po"
chogak po - is a traditional korean textile, patch-worked from scraps into colourful abstract designs.
this work is based on intuition and spontaneity of execution, each piece is found through experiment. quilt making can be technical and precise...but this method allows the maker to let go and embrace improvisation.