Purple Mountains Majesty | Adrien Rothschild

Purple Mountains Majesty

1991
Cotton; machine-pieced and hand-quilted
63 x 63 in. (160 x 160 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

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Entranced by the dazzling optical effects she had seen in Amish quilts, Rothschild began quilting fifteen years ago. Her early works in fabric were strictly geometric, repeat block designs in graduated colors. After her travels to the mountains of New Zealand, Canada, and West Virginia, Rothschild has turned to portraying tree-covered mountains, as seen in this quilt.

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