The idea for the diary quilt was born many years ago at the 47th Venice Biennale, during 1997, when I saw an installation of small painted square canvasses by Korean artist, Ik-Joon Kang. He commuted to work by train every day and carried these canvasses in his pocket – to paint his daily experiences. Hundreds and hundreds of painted squares filled an entire room and told a story of a sensitive and alert mind that took notice of his daily surroundings and used it creatively. I was so moved by Throw Everything Together and Add, that I decided to use my own daily life and surroundings in a quilt. But it took more than ten years to start the project.
Year 60 Quilt on display at the Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, 2017