David Paul Bacharach

Metalsmith

Quilts, 1990-present

In the early 1990's I was commissioned to create several works for the American Embassy in Singapore. Each of the pieces was to reflect a distinctly American artform. After much thought I chose to use the American scrap quilt. The quilt, a memory of home was created by many from whatever worn bits and pieces they could gather together. The scrap quilt was often patterned in such a way that each unit was different from the one piece next to it. In creating my metal quilts, I used recycled, repurposed, donated and found materials as well as objects. I find the idea of telling visual stories with repurposed materials a deep well and so continually return to the idea of the quilt to further explore possibilities.

workshopscrap

108” x 84” x 3”