The group blog of twelve quiltmakers and textile artists scattered around the world in 7 countries and across four continents. Our aim is to create a small quilt every three months.
The theme is chosen by the members in turn.
Our website: www.12bythedozen.weebly.com
I hope you won’t mind the change of tone with the
artist I have chosen !
I particularly like graphic art and portraiture, both of
which feature heavily in street art. I have a few favourite street artists and
I thought it would give us something different to look at.
My first thought was
to choose the artist known as Swoon. I love her work but I thought it might be
too limiting as she most often creates black and white portraits. Next I
thought of Alby Guillaume – there would be loads to inspire everyone from his
work. But in the end I have settled on Shamsia Hassani – a graffiti artist,
(amongst other things) from Kabul. I love that she is a strong and independent
woman, her reasons for making the art she
does and the stories she wants to tell the world about women in Afghanistan.
There is a short video you can watch to learn a bit more about her work here: