Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Star Puzzle, 2001
Nora Ezell (American, 1919–2007)
Mantua, Tuscaloosa County
Cotton and cotton/polyester blend
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase
Nora Ezell’s Star Puzzle, 2001, demonstrates her ability to combine large numbers of shapes and colors to suggest elaborate layers in which the forms seem to advance and recede into space. She also plays with the contrast of cool and warm colors to enhance that sense of movement. Shattering the star forms produces a twentieth-century style composition that references abstraction. Ezell was dedicated to her craft of quilt making, and she consistently recorded the hours required to piece and quilt each of her products. She took a great deal of pride in the fact that it was her own hard work as an individual that earned her recognition as one of Alabama’s most accomplished quilters.
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