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Providence Quilts
Artist: Jim Hirschfield , Sonya Ishii
Installation Date: May 1, 2004


Providence Quilts consisted of six, 16 foot by 24 foot metal mesh “quilts” that hang from and work in conjunction with the architectural screens of the parking garage. Various styles of expanded and perforated aluminum sheets are combined to form, colonial turn of the century quilts. Painting the expanded metal in a variety of hues and tones created various patterns and images inspired by the Narragansett Bay area. Layering the various patterns created moiré effects that enhance the dynamic properties of the “quilts”. As the light of day changes, the artwork changes in subtle and not so subtle ways. Materials: Perforated and Expanded Aluminum, Paint Dimensions: 6 – 16’ x 24’ panels

Artist's Website: Jim HirschfieldSonya Ishii

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