Blocks and strips work-clothes quilt
Cotton, denim, twill
108 x 90 inches
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
In 1991, Andrea Williams, who was eighteen at the time, appropriated Loretta Pettway’s work-clothes palette but divided the surface vertically so that muted denim strips in a narrow column function like chords, underscored by the basso profundo of the dark fabric that predominates.