01 Jun

It’s a Female Thing

Today is reveal day at Twelve by Twelve. Our palette this time around was Spice, with the specific examples being paprika, asafoetida, cumin, and turmeric. I focused in on asafoetida, which proved to be an intriguing plant.

I realized when it was finished, that I have also inadvertently created a feminist mini-collection within my 12×12 art quilts:

Clockwise from the top left: “Cultivate Choice,” ostensibly about the spice silphium but subliminally about birth control; “Birthing Stool,” an homage to a powerful and uniquely female chair; Pink “Pow!” about owning femininity and it’s strength; and “The Marquise de Co√ętlogon,” which through the chocolate theme, invites us to ponder the surprising powers women can hold.