Susan Hill – When East Meets West
“East Meets West” is a wonderful theme; an artist in any field can explore it happily again and again. For this challenge I’ve chosen to juxtapose a Western motif (in this case, an Amish block design) with Eastern fabrics. The Amish are known for their simple geometric blocks and for using deep tones, as I’ve done here, although the fabrics I’ve chosen – patterned, gridded, pictorial – would have had no place in their quilts. But that’s what I like – the unexpected pairing of elements, which produces its own complexity.