Robin Tost “Industrial Quilts”

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The quilts, intricately pieced together in the traditional manner, are constructed of metal pieces and sewn together with wire.

“These quilts were begun in 2008. While traveling around Massachusetts and Vermont I noticed all the closed factories; the enormous loss of jobs and income. At the same time, there were ‘Quilts for Sale’ signs in yards; a different source of income. The dichotomy sparked the idea of combining the ‘masculine’ industrial waste material that I had with the ‘feminine’ art of quilting.

I use mostly automotive scrap and commercial advertising remnants and incorporate traditional stitching and various kinds of wire. The pieces are cut by hand with shears, punched with a drill press and sewn with wire.” Tost’s work is well known in the Berkshires, where for many years she has been a regular exhibitor at the outdoor shows of SculptureNow, which take place on the main streets of Stockbridge, Lenox, Lee, Great Barrington and also at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Her eight-foot sculpture “Mrs. Wharton Takes a Walk” is on view now at “Confluence” the current show at The Mount.



from October 11, 2013 to November 17, 2013


Robin Tost

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