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Photo Credit: David Caras

Michael James (United States, b. 1949)

Waves 2: Storm Surge
Date: 1988
Dimensions:
91 x 104 in. (231.1 x 264.2 cm)
Medium: Cotton, silk; machine-pieced, machine-quilted
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 1993
Object number: 1993.19
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DescriptionThe quilt has an abstract geometric pattern of waves created by strips of fabric in gradating shades that create an optical effect. The cloth pieces line up very precisely in the undulating patterns. Fabric strips show subtle shading and changes in blue, red, and yellow. The wave pattern breaks outside the overall square shape of the quilt.
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  • Quilts
  • Wall Hangings