|Judy Martin home studio collected inspiration wall|
|Lucy Wallis Circle on Square I 1984, taffeta, velvet and cotton|
I saw it in a book published in 1990 entitled Quilts: The James Collection.
There is not much information about it. Most of the text in the book is in Japanese.
Lucy Wallis lived on a farm in Somerset England when she made this quilt.
Apparently she made another similar quilt, but I have not seen it.
|Circle on Square I by Lucy Wallis, page 108 and 109 in Quilts: The James Collection|
|Quilts: The James Collection 1990 Kokusai (published in Japan)|
|Judy Martin' colelction of inspiration wall in home studio (with top of chair)|
|Judy age 7 or 8|
|top: Aino Sibelius, the Finnish composer's wife|
middle, Lucy wallis's quilt Circle On Square I,
bottom Rothko's Orange and Tan 1954 oil on canvas
|Judy Martin age 14 (new haircut)|
|Lucy Wallis Circle on Square I detail taffeta, velvet, machine embroidery (I believe)|
And here's the Jeanette Winterson quote
Life has an inside as well as an outside. Consumer culture directs all resources and attention to life on the outside. What happens to the inner life?Art is never a luxury because it stimulates and responds to the inner life. We are badly out of balance.
I don't think of art/creativity as a substitute for anything else. I see it as a powerful expression of our humanity - and on the side of humanity under threat.
If we say art is a luxury, we might as well say that being human is a luxury.