Cottons; machine pieced, machine and hand quilted
72 x 72 inches
Island in Two Parts is a direct response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Joe started it the morning he first heard about the Haiti earthquake and listened to the radio obsessively as he worked on it. Joe says, "The splintered green and white 'ocean' in this quilt was inspired by the Pacific Ocean down at the end of my block in San Francisco. I decided to portray it only with fabric I had on hand. Cutting into the green and white woven shirting gave me the starting point for a way of showing the effects of light and distance on the water. The 'islands' are made of batik fabric from Ghana, hand quilted with both chaos and wave patterns."
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