T  A  N  Y  A     H  A  S  T  I  N  G  S     G  I  L  L  Mend Quilting squares, fabric inlay and tread
Mending Stripes
2016
Quilting squares, fabric inlay and tread
3.25 in x 5.25 in

T  A  N  Y  A     H  A  S  T  I  N  G  S     G  I  L  L  Mend Thread darned into quilting squares
Mending the House
2016
Thread darned into quilting squares
3.5 in x 5.25 in

T  A  N  Y  A     H  A  S  T  I  N  G  S     G  I  L  L  Mend Thread darned into quiltign squares with fabric inlay
Implied
2016
Thread darned into quiltign squares with fabric inlay
3.75 in x 7 in

T  A  N  Y  A     H  A  S  T  I  N  G  S     G  I  L  L  Mend Fabric inlay in quilting squares
Promise
2016
Fabric inlay in quilting squares
3.25 in x 6.75 in

T  A  N  Y  A     H  A  S  T  I  N  G  S     G  I  L  L  Mend Fabric inloay into quiltign squares
Apart
2016
Fabric inloay into quiltign squares
6.5 in x 3.75 in


In Mend, a series of darned or altered quilting squares, I explore the experience of adaptation, remaking and unification. Through the darning the fabric is made whole again, and a unified surface is created. The pieces are dependent upon each other. If taken apart a hole remains, and the parts fit together to make the piece whole again. The inherent meaning of quilting squares weighs heavily in these works. The strength of the American spirit, and the United States' current need of mending are inherent in the work.
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