Hotel window

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

MMFA_HotelWindow_2004.20.4 (1)_edited
MMFA_HotelWindow_2004.20.4 (1)_edited

MMFA_HotelWindow_2004.20.4 (3)
MMFA_HotelWindow_2004.20.4 (3)

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Hotel Window, ca. 1996

Mary Maxtion

Boligee, Greene County

MMFA #2004.20.4

 

Hotel Window has a physical inspiration: the horizontal line of windows on a building façade. While a quilt like this one might have been used as bed cover, it is more likely that the maker, Mary Maxtion, knew that it was to be used primarily for decorative purposes. She composed the squares to been seen vertically, without breaking up the surface by folding it over the sides of a bed. By the mid-1990s when this quilt was made, the composition itself is a reference to a traditional form, however it was equally recognized that these quilts are to be appreciated as independent works of art.

 

 

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