Quilting may be an old craft, but the style can be quite modern, as Amy Ahlstrom''s portfolio demonstrates. Pictured above is her representation of San Francisco's Chinatown. Ahlstrom explains what has inspired her to work in this medium:
My quilts are influenced by pop-art painters such as Mark Ryden and artists who have referenced a comic-strip drawing style such as Margaret Killgallen, in that I appreciate bold and graphic takes on images that are inspired by urban life. Though it is textile art rather than drawing or painting, my work is most comparable to that of pop, lowbrow and graffiti artists. My quilts are modern art pieces that happen to be rendered in fabric. I take quilts out of a rural context and bring them into present-day urban environments.
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