map quilts by leah evans
dec 18, 2008
map quilts by leah evans


‘development’ (detail)

leah evans is a textile artist based in madison, wisconsin. she makes quilts that are far from traditional.
each piece features a map which is hand-sewn in fine detail forming an almost abstract pattern.
evans uses appliqué, reverse appliqué, piecing, natural and synthetic dyeing, needle-felting, hand printing
and a variety of embroidery to make each piece. she takes the imagery from maps, aerial photography
and satellite images. however she doesn’t simply translate maps onto here quilts, instead she creates
imaginary lands uses elements from different maps.


‘development’ (detail)


‘development’


‘tank farm’


‘braided river’


‘tundra’


‘estuary’


‘alluvial fields’

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