Central Booking updates the traditional quilt design of a diamond in a square. Central booking is, of course, where the newly arrested are brought and held before arraignment. The central QR code and the stenciled text in the corners together spell out the first sentence of The Trial, Franz Kafka's nightmarish tale of bureaucratic and legal injustice, which has been translated as: “Someone must have slandered Josef K, for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.”
Note: This quilt is committed to be part of the exhibition "Semper Tedium: The Slow Art of Quiltmaking" at the Texas Quilt Museum January–March 2014. Please contact us for information about availability.
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