Brookdale Senior Living shows off "quilt" for Virtual West Seattle Art Walk
Brookdale Senior Living West Seattle has been working with local business partners, residents, their family members and thier associates to take part in forming a “Quilt” made entirely of recycled wooden tiles using their own paint and creativity. This work in progress is temporarily displayed on the mezzanine at Brookdale West Seattle and many of the submissions can be viewed as part of the West Seattle Virtual Art Walk Here and Here.
Some of the submitted works included statements as requested:
“Just as my mother and I are intricately bound together, so is this quilt block. The subject of orca whale represents me and my love of marine life. The Zen tangle style that the orca is colored with represents my mom (Betty Davis) and her passion for art and design in general, and Zen tangles more recently.” Janelle Lee
“Adele does not come from a quilting tradition but she is a master in the highly specialized art and “knitcabulary” of the fearless knitter. Over the years, to celebrate the many milestones of the people she loved, she produced a quilt designed from tufted knit squares hand pieced together. Cradles, cots, cribs, bunk beds, dorm beds, first apartment beds, and marriage beds across the country continue to tell the story of Adele and her remarkable sense of pattern, color, and style.” Tony Salvata
“This was a fun project. West Seattle has been my home for 25 years. Being practically ‘neighbors’ with the orcas is quite a gift! My neighbors painted 2 other tiles. Looking forward to seeing the completed quilt!” Nancy K Ishii, LAc AEMP, Acupuncture at Grace Unfolding PLLC
“The subject lent itself to using the duality of the the warm and cool hues of the color wheel. I wanted the moon to feel calm and more still, while the the sun vibrant and full of movement. The universe is a community of planets, moons, and stars, all different but each an important part of the whole. Never actually touching but still related and connected to one another.” Kendra Shea, Assoc. IIDA, Interior Designer/ Owner, KS Shea Designs
Painted by Kandie Jennings-Malloy of Tom's Automotive
Painted by Annie, a resident’s daughter, inspired by the MOTEL (The Grove Inn) sign outside her father’s window.
Submitted by Kylee Jo, daughter of Dr. Christopher Hill of New Balance Chiropractic