Last August during an artist in residency at Newnan Art Rez in Newnan, GA, Jane Ingram Allen created a public art installation titled “Living Quilt for Newnan”. The handmade paper quilt, made with participation by local residents, has seeds for wildflowers in the pulp, and it was installed in a public ceremony on August 30, 2017. The quilt was placed on a prepared raised “bed” with a headboard and footboard the artist made from local branches. The handmade paper quilt dissolved over time into mulch and the seeds in the paper sprouted and grew, blooming during November of 2017. After the winter, the wildflower plants began growing again, and it is blooming like crazy now in Newnan. This photo was taken by Newnan volunteer Bette Hickman on May 15, 2018. “Living Quilt for Newnan” hopefully will continue blooming all summer and for many years.
For more information about the creation and installation of this art project, see the posts on this Blog for August and September 2017.