Bold Abstractions: A Life in Patterns
A first entry in the Vermont Quilt Festival thirty years ago began a quilting journey for Rosalind Daniels that reflects her life and the unique perspective gained from various worldwide experiences and influences. Bold Abstractions: A Life in Patterns is a collection of vibrant works showcasing the unusual fabric of a life.
A mother who taught Home Economics, a brief career in Mathematics, a 12-year journey living in the Pacific, Africa, Scandinavia, and the Indian subcontinent, and 25 years living in Vermont have all combined to create the unique perspective Rosalind Daniels brings to her fiber work. Exposure to exotic fabrics and inspiration from around the world expanded her appreciation for bold, patterned fabric beyond the range of western esthetics. When bringing these fabrics together in a quilted piece she aims to create a conversation between the various prints, which reflects the worldwide influences that have formed her distinctive vision. Her return in recent years to the practice of photography has again expanded her options for gathering shape and color to inspire new conversations about the world around her.