Phil Jones

20th century

"Lifeline," 2010

Hand-dyed, painted cotton broadcloth, cotton canvas and thread, and acrylic paint
With the artist's sewn initials and dated lower left: PJ; dated again and titled on the artist's information label affixed to the stretcher
24" H x 24" W

  • Provenance: The Estate of Eleanor Koffler
  • Exhibited: Boulder, CO, Dairy Center for the Arts, "Horizons," June 2010
    Bronxville, NY, Osilas Gallery, "Sew New: Contemporary Quilt Artists," November-December, 2010
  • Notes: According to the artist, a small study painting, acrylic on canvas (12" H x 12" W), was done before the creation of the piece, "Lifeline," 2010, and remains in the artist's collection. In addition, "Lifeline" was the first of 20 pieces created for the solo show, "Horizons," at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, in June 2010. "Lifeline" and three other pieces by the artist were in the exhibition, "Sew New: Contemporary Quilt Artists," curated by Kenise Brown and sold for $1,000 to an unknown patron.

    "Lifeline" was applied using freehand cutting, raw edge machine applique, and quilting, and was mounted and framed by the artist, and then overpainted. Furthermore, Phil Jones described his creative process by stating, "I am enthralled with the animated line, so I abstain from rulers, straight edges, and templates. I cut freely and directly into fabrics, using only my eye as a guide. I love unexpected color shifts, gradations, and high-contrast color combinations. I love fabrics and surface design and love putting them together in some sort of composition driven only by my intuition. I like exploring various optical effects in my work, especially transparency and shifting foreground/background. I am interested in creating works that explore aesthetic concerns, but at the same time are often anchored in the traditional motifs of stripes, checkerboards, borders, and binding found in more traditional quilts."
  • Condition: Overall good condition with light dust accumulation commensurate with age. Framed.

    Frame: 25.125" H x 25.25" W x 3.5" D

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