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Nautical/Beach Textile Compositions by Erin Wilson

      Recognizing the contribution art has had in the Mayo Clinic environment since the original Mayo Clinic Building was finished in 1914, Mayo Clinic Proceedings features some of the numerous works of art displayed throughout the buildings and grounds on Mayo Clinic campuses as interpreted by the author.
      Nautical/Beach Textile Compositions, are twelve 13 x 15-inch hand-dyed and sewn cotton fabric patterns (descriptive plaque) capturing sailboats, light houses, and seascapes. As demonstrated in these compositions, Wilson creates precisely detailed renditions of her themes, capturing architectural structures and scenery that are both realistic and imaginary.
      Erin Wilson Quilts/About.
      Wilson’s choice of fabric colors and their juxtaposition reproduces realistic instances of shadow and light in her use of line and design.
      Watching the grace of sailboats wafting on the water is one of the most calming and serene activities in which one can engage. Wilson’s Nautical/Beach Textile Compositions, when viewed in aggregate, convey similar feelings.
      Nautical/Beach Textile Compositions are located on the main floor of Nassif Tower, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Rochester, Minnesota.

      References

        • Schalet Crabb R.
        The Family Way. American Craft Council Website.
      1. Erin Wilson Quilts/About.
        http://www.erinwilsonquilts.com/about
        Date accessed: September 14, 2021
      2. Piecework Collective website. Erin Wilson — Piecework Collective. Accessed September 14, 2021.