Can You Zip Me Up?

A Senior Project by Maddie Osborne

My senior project is a quilt that explores the bridge between play and learning from youth to adulthood. The quilt is portable and includes interactive elements to invite introspection, dialogue and collaboration. This project is heavily grounded in the physicality of care and comfort, and how inanimate objects can develop a human-like grace over time. 

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Can You Zip Me Up?

Hand dyed linen, my recycled baby clothes, recycled bed sheets, cyanotypes on muslin, cotton thread, cardstock, clay, and acrylic paint.

66” x 67”

2020

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   Checkerboard with Checker Pieces

Lined naturally dyed with acorns and iron mordant, recycled curtain, my recycled baby clothes, cotton thread, clay, acrylic paint, and mod podge.

     16” x 17”, 2020

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Playing Cards

    Cardstock, laser jet ink, colored pencil.

        Each card measures 3 ½” x 5”, 2020.

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Gratitude Journal

Cyanotypes on muslin, naturally dyed linen, recycled bed sheets, cotton embroidery

  thread, and cotton thread.

11”x17”, 2020