Katie Pasquini Masopust is known for her technique of fracturing landscapes. She begins with a photograph which is enlarged into a drawing and then fractured into vertical sections.
"Photographs are the starting point of my work. I first search out an interesting subject to photograph. I then I do a drawing from the photograph and add transparencies that I call 'ghosts' to float in and out of the image.
"I frequently add color by making a small water color painting that I superimpose over the first two drawings to create a many layered image that departs from reality.
"I was a painter before I came to quilting and it feels like I'm painting with cloth now. It could be done in paint, but I enjoy doing it in fabric. I work intuitively choosing fabrics and sort of putting them up on a wall like a brush stroke. These quilts begin as reality, but with the many layers they become more abstract.
"I am interested in portraying places I have been, into a surreal world of my own."