Textiles | Level 2 | Commission
Milton Keynes 1, 1991, Silk, Siripan Kidd
Siripan Kidd is an artist from Thailand who combines the unique sheen of silk with her 'rice grain' stitches, giving her work an almost painted quality.
Like the quilt here in the collection, a lot of Siripan’s work is abstract. Her recent work has become more conceptual and three dimensional, challenging the traditional view of quilting even further and using it as a very 21st century artistic medium.
This quilt was commissioned by the hospital in 1991, and she worked with students at Falconhurst School, Eaglestone, to design it.
Siripan writes that working on Milton Keynes 1 was the beginning of the most exciting time of her creative life.
The piece uses Thai silk from Siripan’s homeland and the design shows abstract interpretations of her impressions of Milton Keynes’ architecture and landscape, including The Point.
Siripan Kidd is originally from the North-East of Thailand. She lived in the UK for 25 years before returning to Thailand to live in Chiangmai. Siripan was a founder member of Quilt Arts and the Quilters Guild and a member of Suffolk Craft Society.
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