Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Marvin Crum, artist
    born 1951
    born: Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Montika Allen-Atkinson, quilter
    active: United States
  • Parrot, 2018
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • cotton fabrics
  • Object Height/Width: approximately 26 x 20 in
  • Courtesy of Marvin Crum. Image courtesy of Diane Guthrie Photography.
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.092
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
Crum described this work by saying: “The Parrot quilt is full of brilliant colors that I can’t fully see to enjoy.” Crum is color blind, but that does not stop him from incorporating color relationships and patterns into his art. His current work often focuses on a single figure—whether feathered, furry, or human—to which Crum may be paying homage.