I was completely blown away when I saw Bisa Butler’s latest works in a photo article in the Guardian last weekend. These quilts, with the subjects drawn from old black-and-white photos of African-Americans, are gorgeous – so completely full of life and colour. The artistry is amazing and the fabrics are fantastic.
Here is the piece called Broom Jumpers:
If you check out Ms. Butler’s Instagram account, you can see that these quilts are very large, and totally stunning. I am taken with their vibrancy, with the skill of the artist, with the exuberant fabric, and with the subjects.
Here is one called Dear Mama:
According to the article, Ms. Butler is currently exhibiting at the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. If I was anywhere near New York, wild horses couldn’t keep me away from this exhibit.