|Luke standing next to his 'American Gothic' at the Newark Museum|
|a view of the exhibit and Ulysses, Luke, and Ariel|
|detail of 'American Gothic' courtesy of Luke Haynes|
With all Luke's quilts, he uses recycled clothing as his fabric, mixing patterns, textures, and fiber content. He then creates high contrast portraits of himself, friends, historical figures, or everyday objects and machine appliques them on top of a traditionally designed quilt background. The result is a 2-D domestic object filled with depth and meaning, contemporary with a sense of strong history. You can see more of his work and read all about him here and on his blog.
|A self portrait of Luke entitled 'Tradition' photo courtesy of Luke Haynes|