35 W X 49 H ”
Acrylic Paint, Thread, Assorted Fabric, Rhinestones
Quilt based off of family history of owning a bar apart of Paradise Valley in Detroit during the 40s. Paradise Valley was the business district and entertainment center of a densely-populated African-American residential area in Detroit known as Black Bottom, from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Item is located in Southfield, MI. Local pickup available. Domestic shipping is available for an additional $50 fee. Local delivery available for an additional $25 fee.
Artist and Detroit native, Taylor Childs explores the representational visual vocabulary and themes of; family, the after effects of the African Diaspora, the perception of people, consumerism, bling culture and how the Diaspora effects African Americans contemporarily. Translating this into a narrative where these themes are applied to explorations of fabric manipulation through textile tradition in order to create a dialogue representing African American life.