kathryn clark

Kathryn Clark has been working on a series of quilts that map foreclosed properties in communities across the US. The quilts are beautiful and graphic in their simplicity, while also being filled with meaning.

Albuquerque Foreclosure Quilt

Each little hole in the fabric, each block of color represents a lost home, and all the grief and hopelessness that comes with it. I feel like I understand the housing crisis much better by looking at one of these quilts than I do by reading endless articles.

Detroit Foreclosure Quilt

You can see many more of her quilts and read an explanation of the project in Kathryn’s own words on her blog.

2 Responses to “kathryn clark”

  1. Barb Says:

    Oh, this is painful to see. Before we left for Florida, the Jackson paper had 8 pages in Section A, 10 in sports, 18 of foreclosures. Awful!

  2. christine Says:

    Her blog has a link to hotpads.com with foreclosure maps and I was shocked when I looked up my town, property values are supposedly holding here but not by this map.
    The quilts are moving partly because of the subject matter but they are also very beautiful works without a storyline and I like the way they push the “piercing” idea in quilting. sometimes I think quilt squares should have a little soft door that you can open and find another image inside.

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