The Gallery: Leah Evans & Topographical Quilting

The Gallery: Leah Evans & Topographical Quilting

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 19, 2008

There are some skills that we only dream of posessing. The ability to sit still long enough to quilt is one of them. These landscape quilts by artist Leah Evans, require much more than the the ability to sit still. The work and effort that has gone into these projects is a true thing of beauty. Click through to see more of her work along with an up close view!


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Leah's techniques include: appliqué, reverse appliqué, piecing, natural and synthetic dyeing, needle-felting, hand printing, and a variety of embroidery stitches. There is an overall balance between hand and machine work that truly brings each piece together.

Her current work combines aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery.

"It is the use of maps in organizing our ideas of land that interests me most of all. Often people ask me for specifics about the places and symbols in my work. Most of my pieces are not consciously based on specific places. For me they are intimate explorations of map language and imagined landscapes. Through my research and experience I have decided that maps create more questions than they answer." -Leah

You can see more of her work on her website, plus some close up quilting of microorganisms!

Thanks Designboom for the headsup to this great artist!

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