Andrea Zakin

September 11 Quilt

All photos © Drunell Levinson. All rights reserved.

My work is primarily figurative, using collage imagery. Figures and objects function as personal iconography that takes on symbolic value. The juxtaposition of representational objects within an abstracted space situates statements derived from personal history, dreams, and current sociocultural issues.

For this quilt, I chose to infuse a traditional quilting approach with a contemporary sensibility. I elected to use abstraction in the form of rectangles of fabric that derive from different cultures to convey the brief yet powerful feeling of communion I experienced following the World Trade Center tragedy.

My artwork is direct and straightforward yet mysterious like an incomplete narrative. I prefer my work to have universal application based on an individual construction of meaning.

Andrea Zakin          

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