New American Quilts (NAQ) is a site-specific installation and photographic project simulating branded edifice and the promise of abundance, inspired by the tradition of American quilting and the performative technique of détournement.
Adopting the formal conventions of the big box store as constraint, the patchworks are built on-site from found materials and products. These highly geometric arrangements are made without permission and left until disassembled by consumers and staff. Photographs of the patchworks are then “woven” into blankets with the assistance of W@lm@rt's personalized gifts department.
New American Quilts has been awarded a grant from the VSCO Artist Initiative™.