Each of these works is layered as a collage would be, but is constructed by nailing perforated metals and other materials onto wooden blocks. Inspiration came from improvisational quilt patterns, especially those termed Afro-traditional by some scholars.

The patterns on each piece developed in part by scaling and recursion, as in fractal geometry. The constructions are 14″ x 14″ or smaller, and 34 works from this series were shown as a solo exhibition at Teeple Hanson Gallery in Fairfield, Iowa.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.

  • Materials: Perforated metals, plastics, recycled sheet metal
  • 2010
  • Photos by the artist