Ai Kijima
Commercial and recycled fabric (including curtain, pillow case, kimono, dress, apron, handkerchief, tablecloth), fused and machine quilted, 2002

Quilting is a traditional craft that depends on the appropriation of previously-owned and recycled materials. The abundance of commercially-printed fabrics featuring corporate characters add a both a new dimension and an unfamiliar set of concerns to the crafter's process.

Kijima writes: "My work aims to cherish various values, blending them into a harmonious whole."