House Top Blocks/Purple
© Mary Lee Bendolph / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
"Quilt pattern in black, tan and red. Editioned 32/50"
In 2005 Bendolph and other quilters from Gee’s Bend, AL, a group known for their bold geometries and inventive use of colors and fabrics, were invited by Paulson Press in Berkeley, CA, to create a suite of intaglio prints. Their process involved creating fabric maquettes—miniature quilt tops—which were laid on a copper plate coated with a waxy substance called soft ground to produce the impression of the fabric, including its seams and textures. Then acid was applied to the plate, fixing the impression of the material in lines and tonal areas that hold ink during the printing process.
Exhibition Title: Asheville Art Museum: An Introduction to the Collection
Label Date: 2021
Type: Catalogue Entry
Written by: Cindy Buckner
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