My quilts explore the intersection of traditional craft and modern expression, incorporating motifs and techniques from traditional quilts into a more contemporary context.  

 

Past and current projects include: Irish Chain Variations, a yearlong study of the traditional form;  "Black and White," variations on traditional quilt patterns using a stripped-down palette and alternative configurations; "Quilts for Ruth," a series of quilts based on the feminist jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and "Kintsugi," quilts inspired by the kintsugi aesthetic tradition in Japanese pottery, which explore the idea that beauty can be derived from error and imperfection.

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BA, Art History and Theatre Studies, Swarthmore College.  JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

© 2016 Alexis Deise

photography by Carol Gander:  www.carolgander.com

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