Artwork by Sandi Howell

Interactive 1

Interactive 1

29" x 31" ©2008

This is the first of a series of two-layered quilts. I was working professionally at the time developing training materials, some of which were multimedia. I asked myself how could I create an interactive quilt, with which the viewer could directly interface. Thus was born the interactive series. Also at this time, I had a brush with melanoma which caused me to reflect deeply on my artistic endeavors and to take a step into a new arena – this quilt was that step. The top embellished piece lifts to reveal a second quilt underneath with a black and white embroidered flower. This quilt has won several awards in the Contemporary category.

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