Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heidi Parkes, 2014
My favorite painting is Mark Rothko's untitled orange work at The Art Institute of Chicago. Enveloped by the expanse of color, my eyes love to linger on every drip and transparency. This white quilt explores the subtleties found in the piecing, stitching, and fabric of the quilted textile. It's made, in part, with pieces of my mother's tablecloth. The quilt is titled in reference to a line from the film 'Pulp Fiction,' (when The Wolf requests coffee) because of the many shades of white, the tablecloth, and the seeming addition and subtraction in the Sashiko style hand quilting.