Drops in the Ocean

Drops in the Ocean

Artist: Kalliopi Monoyios

Title: Drops in the Ocean

Attribution: Drops in the Ocean, 2020 by Kalliopi Monoyios

Year: 2020

Materials: single-use plastic packaging, polyester thread

Dimensions: 10.5'w x 5.5'h

Image Statement: Quilts were always made from the scraps of our lives, so it follows that today’s quilts should be constructed not of brand new fabric that is cut into pieces, but from the scraps that fill our trash bags: single-use plastic. In this quilt, concentric rings of warm and cool blues burst out of the 9x9 grid of a traditional quilting pattern, symbolizing how this material we’ve invented has escaped our ability to contain it, particularly in our waterways. .