fbpx
back bounded-next cafe calendar-large calendar cart close coat-check collapse donate download elevators expand explore filter grid-view hamburger heart hours join link list-view location mail more next nursing-room phone print programs ramp restrooms right-arrow search share shop thumbs-down thumbs-up tickets up toilet heart-filled zoom Skip to Content

“Lazy Gal” Work-Clothes Quilt

Folk and Self-Taught Art

Search and Share Tools

“Lazy Gal” Work-Clothes Quilt

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Annie Mae Young
American, 1928–2013

Date

2002

Medium

Cotton

Accession #

2005.304

Dimensions

95 x 72 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 407

Description

The physical isolation of the small farming community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, nestled in a tight crook of the Alabama River, has led to an extraordinary flowering of visual culture. Learning from and playing off of each other’s design ideas, the women of Gee’s Bend have developed a spirited and inventive quilting practice that fuses tradition with innovation and accepted forms with individual inspiration. Annie Mae Young’s Lazy Gal quilt illustrates the Gee’s Bend tradition of constructing quilts from discarded work clothes. The addition of one small square of contrasting color and fabric is a characteristic form of visual punctuation.

Credit

Purchase with funds from Peggy, Margaret, and Mary Rawson Foreman and gift of the artist and the Tinwood Alliance in honor of Rawson Foreman

Image Copyright

(c) Annie Mae Young