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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Snuggling with the Robots

The age of Muhfuckin Robot Quilting is upon us. Chicago area artist Kathy Weaver creates amazing political quilts and robot quilts. She blends traditional quilting with bric-a-brac, collage, and painting to show us a dystopia matched only by...the post-apocalyptic world of traditional quilting.

As an artist who is concerned about the condition of society, I use the quilt medium and the robot persona to engage the viewer in dialogue. As a child of the fifties the robot was, for me, a friendly future. Today, the robot is a part of our bodies in the form of pacemakers and piecemakers.



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