#internkelly’s 2015 SAQA Dream Collection

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The art quilts I viewed for SAQA’s 2015 Benefit Auction have enchanted and impressed me in so many ways. I am struck by the intelligence and innovation behind every quilt and delighted by some of the unconventional re-purposing of materials. As I browsed the evocative body of work, I found myself pausing on a select few, wishing I could physically jump into them (à la Bert the chimney sweep in Mary Poppins) to explore the depths of my own imagination. For this reason, I have named my dream collection “Intrigue.” Let’s take a closer look at the imagination evoked by each of my dream quilts.

Elaine-Quehl-BA15T
When I look at this quilt, I imagine myself frolicking over the face carved into these colorful mountains, running up and down the hills towards the deep center, where I would hope to find a mystical littoral cave at the end of the deep blue waterfall.

Maggi-Birchenough-BA15T
This quilt felt very nostalgic to me, because it evoked the kind of child-like excitement I feel when I pull up someplace in my car after dark and see the reflection of my wheels and headlights on the windows; a visual cue that I have arrived.

Eva-Gretta-Cooper-BA15T
The green figure in this quilt reminds me of a grasshopper. I would like to drink some of Alice’s shrinking potion from Alice in Wonderland and then walk alongside the grasshopper into the mysterious night.

Kate-Stiassni-BA15T
When my mind jumped into this quilt, it landed on a psychedelic subway platform in a parallel universe, where I imagined I could people watch and listen to street artists and musicians collecting change.

Lois-Wilby-Hooper-BA15T
While looking at this quilt, I imagine myself sitting on a cliff on a silent night by the sea, watching a warm moon glimmer over peaceful waves.

Susanne-Jones-BA15T
I wish I could jump into this quilt, land on the moon, and jump off into the sky where I could fly between the stars and see the universe from all different perspectives.

Here is what my Dream Collection looks like as a whole:

Thanks for joining me on this adventure through my Dream Collection! Curating it has filled me with creative inspiration.


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