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Urban Voyeur
Online through July 3, 2021
Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

“My photos are what I saw. My stitching changes it to how, as an artist, I see it.” – Jill Kerttula

As a photographer and a textile artist, Jill Kerttula focuses on life’s “small moments” where she finds “the beauty of our places, the textures of our environments, the humanity of the people around us.” With her camera as her sketchbook, she records her surroundings and uses photographs to shape the color, composition, and subject of her work. Through “the intimacy of holding, cutting, folding, and stitching the fabrics,” she brings photographs to life, letting “the details emerge and the highlights and shadows gain their importance.”

[Image: Jill Kerttula, Can You Hear Me Now?, 36 x 48 in., 2020]