Chameleon* Maybe


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-2973

Essay

essay
Artist statement about work:
The Chameleon was inspired by the work of science fiction writer Octavia Butler. Many of Ms. Butler's central characters were African American women with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. One such character had the ability to shape shift. My chameleon is my interpretation of that character, in quilt form. An idea put forth on paper is manifested in a myriad of cloth textures, to form an image.

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
Women of Color Quilters Network
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection: WCQN
InstInvContrNumF004
15.0118
InstInvContrNumF004a
2014:55.11

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
Chameleon* Maybe
SubjQuiltF025
Octavia Butler's chameleon, Shape-shifter
interviewerF007e
Aleia Brown
DateDataF006b
3/30/2015
QuiltTopF054
Butler, Bisa
QuiltedByF055
Butler, Bisa
LocMadeF057a
West Orange
ProvStateF057d
New Jersey (NJ)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
DateQuiltF023
2000-2025
DateFinishF023b
2009

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging
GenderF098
Female
EthnicF101
African-American
NameGroupF120
Women of Color Quilters Network

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
26 7/8"
OverallLengthF012b
41 1/2"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeEdgeF013a
Uneven
PredomColorsF014
Black
Orange
Purple
Red
Yellow
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
TypeInscripF019
Single Inscription
ContInscripF020
B. Butler
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
OtherLocInscripF022a
Front bottom right
LayFormatF024
Pictorial

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Printed border- 4"
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Rayon
Silk
FabPrintF037
Print
UniqueF037b
Lace
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbMatF039
Cotton thread
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Front turned to back
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch
BindWidthF047a
1/2", varies in some places
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltTechF049
Machine quilting

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

TopSourceF064
Original to maker
ExhibitListF067a
October Gallery Black Art Festival 2009 Newark Academy Solo Exhibit 2010

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006
Quilt collector
OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerZipF087
48824
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
ProvenanceF058a
From the Collection of Carolyn Mazloomi
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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
3
24
2017
CE

Image Information

function
Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University and Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
photocredit079a1
Pearl Yee Wong
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum, all rights reserved

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