Jennifer Monet Cowley ‘Inspired by Gee’s Bend Revisited I’
Jennifer Monet Cowley
‘Inspired by Gee’s Bend Revisited I’ (2022)
48″ x 30″
Acrylic, flashe and embroidery floss on canvas
Inspired by Gee’s Bend Revisited is inspired by an exhibition that I visited in Houston, Texas in 2006 featuring the quilters of Gee’s Bend Alabama. I was so inspired by the creation of these multigenerational quilters that I purchase all books related to the exhibition sparking an entire series of works based on these amazing quilts. One book, in particular, The Architecture of a Quilt really spoke to me due to my architectural background. All of these works of art feature architectural elements in the form of a quilt. My current series revisits the Gee’s Bend series that I created back in 2006. I added more tactile items such as miniature canvases that are adhered to or sewn on by embroidery floss.