Joy Brown is a genius and is the smarter and prettier of the inseparable pair that we were in college.
She and I grew up our soulfulness together. We were nourished with thought food like The Bat Poet, by Randal Jarrell, Finnegan’s Wake and everything Joycey. We were dazzled by Arcularus and James Dickey made us cry while we waited for Godot in the parking lot after classes.
She has begun to channel a colorful portion of her genius into making quilts.
This is after raising baby birds that had to be nursed back to life, making so many beautiful, sturdy baskets and bassinet by hand that she had to dye them because her own blood stained the weave.
She goes with her husband, Michael on trips to disaster areas to feed, clothe, house and comfort people after hurricanes and tornadoes. And this only accounts for one day of the week. Lol.
Anyway, she gave me permission to show case her art a la textile.
Here are a couple of quilts to start. Please keep checking back as I will add more when I get my photos together.