Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2022 Artist

Shin-hee Chin


Emergence: The Pathos of Things

Perle Cotton Threads, Linen Threads, Woven Fabric, Polyester, Cotton, Wool, India Ink, Recycled Blanket

52” x 40″


This work celebrates the mysterious profundity of life by exhibiting the transience of things, something which is reflected in the art making process. I utilized thread as the primary medium on a reclaimed quilt and pieced together many woven fabrics to it. Then, I unraveled the thread over the surface, stitched it together randomly and repeated this process multiple times. The process of unraveling thread on the quilted top allowed me to execute free and natural movements, expressing the impression of the transient images and fluidity of reality. Through this stitching, I constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed the existing form until I achieved the desired aesthetic.