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        Anna Von Mertens: Visual Arts (Quilting)

        In this Spark video produced by KQED, explore the method and meaning behind Anna Von Mertens's quilts that are covered with as many as 100000 hand-sewn stitches. Anna Von Mertens's quilts are works of extraordinary depth and complexity. Composed of bold colors in broad geometric patterns, Von Mertens's quilts at first glance resemble color field paintings or minimalist sculptures. Up close, however, it becomes apparent that Von Mertens has superimposed multiple systems and layers of meaning in a single piece, merging the psychological with the geographic, the aesthetic with the scientific.


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