Silk-screen prints by the artist. Machine pieced, machine quilted.
Some hand embellishment.
72 x 72 inches
Katherine Knauer explains:
"Security cameras are now ubiquitous in public spaces. And it’s fairly certain that everyone in the room with you now is carrying a cell phone with a camera. Smile!"
Speaking about the genesis of this quilt, Knauer adds: "I silk-screen at the Manhattan Graphics Center, which is located in the Garment District and a quick subway ride away from my apartment. Every day last winter when I would emerge from the subway I would be looking right at a construction barricade with multiple eye images. I have no idea who designed it, who owns the building, or why they picked images of eyes to use for their construction. The first eyes I printed were to make some sleep shades, and my friend Benedicte Caneill suggested I also print up some large eyes and make a quilt. I am currently working on a quilt with one enormous eye right in the center."
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Photos by Jean Vong