Susan Hill – Architecture
North Carolina, while now home, still invites me to discover a world I hadn’t experienced before moving here. My earlier experiences with bare-bones living was urban. Now I’m seeing the rural version. The buildings in this picture were survivors; back in the times (not so long ago) when this state was almost entirely agricultural, they were built to meet basic needs (walls, a door, a roof) and nothing more. They had been empty and deteriorating for years when I took the photo on which my quilt is based. A new subdivision is about to be built on land adjacent to the lot where they stood. I had hoped that they’d be preserved as historical sites, to add lustre to the new community, but yesterday they were torn down. I’m glad I took the picture when I did.
Commercial fabric, paint, cheesecloth; fused, stencilled, hand-stitched.