Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Three Bad Elevators Art Quilt

This is a triptych I made a while ago exploring three dreams featuring unusual, uncomfortable, or dangerous elevators.

Three Bad Elevators 

16.5" x 40" Machine appliqued cotton, cotton batting, yarn.

The outer quilts depict free-swinging elevator capsules. On the left, a wrecking-ball style sphere takes passengers up through the open atrium of a large office building. On the right, a long cable brings a tiny swinging elevator across several city blocks before reaching the top of the Willis (nee Sears) Tower in Chicago. The middle elevator wouldn't open at the fifth floor. I really wanted to get to the fifth floor for reasons I no longer remember.