Flyover Quilts

In October 2014, I was on a flight on a particularly clear day to go visit my friends Jay and Bronwyn in Toronto. On this flight, I was doing my usual window-seat daydreaming and I found myself pretty captivated by the landscape. Not just the composition, but how it changed as I moved across the country. I could see the way that the man-made land patterns were having to shift and shape to match it’s environment. I also noticed the change in colors, which indicated the crops that thrived in each area, again influenced by the soils, seasons, and conditions. It was kind of like the earth was telling everyone in that area what to do. I created this quilts as an homage to how we know the land around us and how the land around us dictates how we must live.