Check out fiber wall quilts at University Hospital
Jeanne Bieri’s art practice begins with the simple act of hand sewing. This allows contemplation of the art-making process and careful organization of the parts.
As she assembles a quilt piece-by-piece, the work grows in a way that closely relates to painting.
Bieri received a grant from the State of Michigan in 2000 to study quilts and their patterns. She discovered that they often touch people on a personal level and encourage the recollection of important memories.
Whether an army blanket or quilt, she delights to find a treasure that has a personal history that goes well beyond her and extends to the observer.
Hide & Seek, Bieri’s current series of art quilts incorporating fabrics with history, encourages viewer interaction and reminiscence.
You can check them out for yourself at Michigan Medicine:
Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 6