Like quilting, gardening is often a piece by piece endeavor. We stitch together plants that have meaning for us, shared from a friend’s garden or collected from a plant sale, to wrap our homes in the beauty of nature.
Arbor Quilt is an example of piecework in a garden setting. Using the Log Cabin quilt pattern, we will stitch together a vertical tapestry of plants and mosses in the main arbor walkway.
About the Artist
These two installations are created by Richmond copper artisan Cathy G. Vaughn. Vaughn is a full-time artist and copper wrangler at her studio, Tracery 157, in Richmond, VA. An avid tinkerer, Vaughn taught herself the basics of working copper over two decades ago, and has been pushing the boundaries to reimagine and repurpose industrial-grade copper ever since.
A native of rural South Carolina, she learned the makers' ethic in her fathers’ workshop. Vaughn has a BFA in graphic design from the University of South Carolina, is active in craft guilds from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, and is passionate about the intersection of science, art, and design.
May 26, 2017 through October 1, 2017
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, VA
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