Luke Haynes, new contemporary artist, He deals with the quilt. His subjects have evolved from geometric by the old primitive quilts in a new “paintings” quilt. I added him as folk artist because the quilt is definitely part of the traditions and even if he interprets it in a contemporary way, it’s still the same process. It could be the right collision between folk artist and modern design as we know it now.
Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, his art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Luke Haynes was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Haynes continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe.
A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Mr. Haynes’ imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvements over the years that he has been quilting. Further honing his style, Mr. Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak with the textile language of the area