Work Title: Nancy Crow
Work Author(s): Nancy Crow
10 x 12, color photographs, 302 pages, hardcover, $65.00
Reviewer: Whitney Hallberg
Colorful Creator.While some may see a beautifully sewn quilt as an invitation for a cozy nap, for others it is a painstaking art form that combines the traditional with the contemporary.
The eponymous Nancy Crow Breckling Press, 10 x 12, color photographs, 302 pages, hardcover, $65.00, 1-933308-03-6) is the fifth book by the artist and teacher. Combining photographs of hundreds of Crow's quilts and her surroundings with notes from her sketchbooks and travel journals, Nancy Crow takes the reader through her career from her transitional quilts of the 1980s to her latest "Constructions" series.
Crow takes her inspiration from objects all around her. Photographs show how the crooked beams of a demolished building became the painstakingly pieced "Construction #18," with its irregular squares and leaning strips of brown.