These clean geometric quilts are the works of textile artist, Meg Callahan, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She uses a combination of traditional quilting processes and modern production techniques to create these contemporary throws and wall pieces. On an interview with â€œWe Are Visual Animalsâ€ she says this of ‘traditional construction methods’ that inspire her work:
â€œI like to honor and explore the rules of craftsmanship. Each craft has a set of rules that have been formulated over time to reach a point of perfection: a blending of honoring a material and its properties, the function of the object, and our human curiosities and creativity. When you are first dabbling in a craft, the work is at its most creative and innovative, because you havenâ€™t learned the rules and therefore you have no obligation to follow them. Then you learn the rules and your work becomes weighed down by the rules. I am inspired by the point in which a maker moves past being constrained by rules and begins to work with the rules in their favor.â€
Images: Courtesy of Meg Callahan.