Annie Cardinaux employs traditional sewing and quilting techniques to create contemporary patchwork landscape designs. Her most recent series of quilted waterscapes, fields, rolling hills, and tree studies, draws inspiration from direct observations of the natural world. In these patchwork landscapes, Annie combines Kona Cotton solids and other delicately-patterned quilting fabrics to mimic the subtle contours and colors found in nature. Her work explores themes of interconnectedness, stillness, wonder, and the effect of open space on the human experience.
Annie began her first quilting project over a decade ago, with guidance from her aunt who taught her the process of making a bed quilt using the log cabin pattern. In the years following, with more ideas and inspiration than she could fit into her free time, Annie began making miniature framed quilts as gifts. Inspired by the beautiful scenery of New England and northern New York State, Annie’s work took a turn from craft to fine art, as she began to represent the simple beauty of rolling hills and water using the vivid colors and textures of fabric.
When not sewing, Annie works as an Autism Research Project Coordinator in a neuroscience laboratory at MIT.
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