Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000
Social Tagsafrican american art [x] african american artists [x] applique [x] black art [x] cats [x] female artist [x] folk art [x] quilts [x] red [x] text [x] woman artist [x]
[Add Your Own Tags]
This quilt is appliquéd with whimsical cats and the word "paint" with the P intentionally reversed. "Paint" might refer to the name of the artist's own cat. In the square at the upper left the cat appears to be stalking a figure of Santa Claus that Taylor traced from a cookie cutter. She recalled that the appliqué technique inspired her imagination and allowed for greater freedom in design than traditional piecing.