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Self-portrait/on my bed #3
  • Luke Haynes
    born 1982
    born: Durango, Colorado, United States ; active: United States
  • Self-portrait/on my bed #3, 2010
  • Where object was made: United States
  • new cotton fabrics, felt, piecing, appliqué
  • Object Height/Width: 87 x 87 in
  • Courtesy of Luke Haynes
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.087
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
This is the first quilt by Haynes to use the log cabin pattern, and it is an early self-portrait of the artist made from new materials rather than recycled scraps. Haynes is interested in the intersection of tradition and contemporary life, in the ways that quilting relates to architecture, and in blurring the distinction between art and function as he hopes to “alter the way objects and space are perceived.” Haynes studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York.