Inspiration: Anna Von Mertens

Do you ever love someone's work so much it almost hurts you to look at it?  That's how I feel about the work of Anna Von Mertens.  When I saw her quilts in person, the thing that struck me most, as a quilter, was that, although her quilts are clearly works of art, she was showing them in gallery settings on bed-like forms.  Oh, I can't even tell you how much I love the irony of that!

Okay, so here are a few of my absolute favorites (it was really hard to pick just a few), but go over to her site and see the rest. It's like staring into the sun.
Black and White, Shades of Gray, installation view, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, 2005

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, March 20, 2160

1 comment:

  1. I had never heard of Anna von Mertens - thanks for the info - her work is very inspiring, and I too love that she displays some of her pieces horizontally - it actually makes them more interesting. Thanks!