Quilt 48

H 227cm x W 268cm
Cotton and Silk


We were given a collection of 1970s clothes from the art historian, curator and writer Penelope Curtis as she was clearing out her mother’s home. In addition, at a dinner in Los Angeles the curator Russell Ferguson removed his shirt and handed it to us as an act of involvement in our practice. These clothes form the palette for this quilt. After our visit to Los Angeles we decided to  make a quilt about the Schindler Chase House designed in 1922 by the architect Rudolph Schindler. Using these clothes we have tried to describe the building’s relationship with its surrounding landscape and to illustrate the blurring of the inside/outside spaces the building prescribes.

The reverse of the quilt outlines the structure of the chair also designed by Rudolph Schindler for use at the house.