The Gallery: Ian Hundley Quilts

The Gallery: Ian Hundley Quilts

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Jonathan
Feb 12, 2007

The traditional stereotype of quilt making usually conjures up images of grandmothers and housewives, but Ian Hundley is radically breaking that notion. AT:Chicago slinked him last March, but we were reminded again of his amazing work in the current Surface Magazine.

Ian Hundley draws inspiration from aerial land photography and topographical maps. He makes the quilts from hundreds of pieces of fabric that he takes from his own clothes or ones donated by his friends. He says, "I realized that a map is like a piece of clothing. There is a pattern there. A map is a pattern. It just clicked." Cool Hunting has a fascinating video of a studio visit they did with him last spring. Click here to view.

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