The size of a baby quilt, the chameleon incorporates discarded men’s shirts from Goodwill, forcing me to work with male, “white-collar” patterns: stripes, plaid and a bunch of little ‘nothings’ repeated mercilessly. The quilt highlights the unusual threat chameleons face from the illegal pet trade, global warming and habitat loss while deconstructing gender stereotypes that assign certain colors to newborn boys and girls. The chameleon, whose colors fade from blue to pink and blend into the background vegetation, appears as the perfect animal to highlight the gender fluidity we are born with and which is taken from us as our life progresses.
The chameleon quilt is made from recycled cotton fabric (men’s shirts), wool batting, and Finca Presencia cotton thread. It measures 35x49 inches and can be machine-washed and line-dried.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for price.
Photo: Rebecca Krasnik