Check out fiber wall quilts at University Hospital

July 23, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
Jeanne Bieri’s artwork is on display 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