Log Cabin Maze

  • Ellen Oppenheimer, Log Cabin Maze, 1992, screen printed, hand-dyed, cut, machine-sewn, and hand-quilted cotton and cotton polyester with procion dyes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1992, Ellen Oppenheimer, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1995.66

Luce Center Label

A “Log Cabin” is a traditional quilt pattern in which narrow strips of fabric form a spiral around a center square. Ellen Oppenheimer has used this design to create a diagonal grid of large, multicolored squares. This basic composition is difficult to see, however, because the stripes in each small piece of fabric join together, creating a labyrinth that spreads over the entire surface of the quilt.

Luce Object Quote

“I started with squares and I made up my own geometry.” Ellen Oppenheimer, Northern California Home and Garden, 1992

Title
Log Cabin Maze
Artist
Date
1992
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
73 x 72 in. (185.4 x 182.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
screen printed, hand-dyed, cut, machine-sewn, and hand-quilted cotton and cotton polyester with procion dyes
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1995.66
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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