Luke Haynes is a fiber artist, and probably the most unique and talented quilter I’ve ever seen. And, awesomely enough, is a dude.
From Luke’s artist statement (and I’m super encouraged that there are quilter’s with artist statements):
My most recent works have been investigating nostalgia and function. I work with quilts because they embody these subconsciously while lending a unique materiality to the process and resultant product. I can work with disparate pieces of fabric and create a cohesive final product that is greater than the sum of its parts. Within contemporary quilt making people are exploring ways of using fabric as a medium for both functional quilts as well as wall hangings. The resultant dialogue between quilting as a pastime of assembling purchased fabrics and quilting as a skill of constructing usable objects from unusable cloth reflects a current societal tension. For each viewer the alchemy is within the craftsmanship and creative eye of the quilter and their work.
And read more about Luke on If It’s Hip It’s Here