Joan Schulze

I love the idea of quilt. The layering, the fact that it can be reversible, that you can plug into this great and varied history of bed covering and with a little push you can enter a new world of walls, ceilings, or installations. It is the best of all worlds for me.

Beginning with her first quilt in 1974, Schulze altered purchased fabrics—dyeing (60s and 70s), painting and Xerox transfer (80s), photography and photocopy (70s), digital technology (90s) including an ongoing fascination with direct and glue transfer processes (80s to present). While her interest in technology continues, Schulze’s main theme is poetry: the poetry of strange often surreal juxtapositions, elegant colors, eccentric surfaces and most of all, the element of surprise in theme and execution.