Moments in Time
Telling Stories
Quilts as Canvas
Caryl Bryer Fallert
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Michael James
Nancy Crow
Paula Nadelstern
Jane Sassaman
Libby Lehman
Bonus Segment
Spport Your Local Station
America in Cloth
Katie Pasquini Masopust

Quote:  It just feels like I'm painting with cloth."Rio Hondo"
© 1995, Katie Pasquini Masopust.
80" x 64"

Katie Pasquini Masopust Web site

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.

Katie Pasquini Masopust"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."

Quilt:  Rio Hondo
Katie began "Rio Hondo" with a photograph of the Rio Hondo in winter.


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