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Black Finery


Pieced, hand quilted, hand embroidered, 100% cotton

This piece, and it's related piece White Finery, is a material mantra - a meditation - that came out of thinking about how changes happens over time - impermanence and also the irregular nature of change. They are not bound - the open edges on the side suggest the infinate. The square itself is an undirected sense of time - unlike a liner sense of time - so in their stillness, they move in all directions.

These are three-dimensional layered pieces that overlap creating a texture that is at the heart of Gabriella D'Italia's best work.

Exhibited in Quilt National - an international biennial of the best contemporary quilts.

60" x 60"

About The Artist

Gabriella D’Italia is an award-winning, internationally exhibited, interdisciplinary artist and writer. She is the founder of Mirror & Lens, a holistic style consultancy, whose mission is to create sustainability by transforming clients’ relationships with the materials of everyday living.