Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

OK, I've just heard nomenclature that I felt was rather pretentious. See, I am aware that some folks out there in the art world view quilting as a "craft", and not worthy of interest by "serious" artists. I saw a youtube about a woman who made "fabric collages" of her experiences in the Holocaust (i.e. "quilts"). Now, that's serious stuff, and her works that were shown on the video told their stories well. But instead of calling them quilts, they called them "fabric collages"; I suspect that it was to make a differentiation from the works of all those quilters out there.

In my own eyes, it's all art. If it expresses something of the artist, and evokes something in those who view it, it's art. Feh.

OTOH, this lady's works are serious, and deserve attention. I took this from an email I received:

Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
June 14 – October 25, 2009

Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland, created a series of fabric and embroidery pictures that tell the story of her survival during the war. The beautiful yet haunting images express the personal courage and humanity that individuals must draw upon to overcome racism and injustice.

Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside, San Diego County, California
June 14, 2009 - October 25, 2009
Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 435 3720

Tues-Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 1pm-4pm
Closed Mondays and
major holidays

Fabric of Survival - Through the Eye of the Needle

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