Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Work of Luke Haynes

A few weeks ago my husband and I were able to travel to California to mix a little business with pleasure. While we were there we were able to go to the LA Quilt Show.  The main attraction for me wasn't the show, but the works of fiber artist extraordinaire Luke Haynes. I had read a little about him online, seen some of his work on social media, and had become quite interested in his seeing his art in person, never really thinking it would become a reality.  When we got to LA I realized the timing was perfect for us to attend the show.

To say I was excited would be mildly understated!

 Here are the 4 pieces that were there.  All are quite cool in pictures, but I was most interested in checking them out up close. 

Hamburger by Luke Haynes
 I am by no means an expert or aficionado of art quilts, just a curious onlooker, but it was so cool to look at the pieces up close.  I was completely fascinating to see how they were created.  Luke did a class the night before that I was unable to attend but I can imagine it would have been worth it for those who actually got to be there!

Flag by Luke Haynes
 This flag was the most dramatic piece by far, but was created entirely of simple log cabins. 
I especially liked how the "stars" were created out of random shapes incorporated into the log cabins. 

American Flag by Luke Haynes
 It's a beautiful piece.

By Luke Haynes
 The layering on the art pieces gives each onesuch depth and detail.

By Luke Haynes
Here's a better view.
 Each color is, or course, a new layer.
 Luke uses a lot of recycled materials so it was fun to see that up close as well.

By Luke Haynes
The quilting detail was equally as cool.
This piece makes good use of the texture created by the quilting in the background.

 By Luke Haynes

I am so happy that I was able to see Luke's work in real life. 
 If you ever get a chance as well, Do it!
Definitely worth your time.

Thumbs up to the awesomeness, Luke!


Renae said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, those are quite the quilts. They must take real patience and lots of talent. I love the flag one the most. M

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, such creativity! I am seriously amazed by his talent.