I shopped a bit at an Anthropologie somewhere in Baltimore. It was in a mall – I don’t know which mall. (I was never clear on where north was, there is no way I could find my way back to this mall.) The displays in the store were lots of fun. This one, made from clothespins, was behind the cash register.
What a simple, yet stunning, display! Simple objects used in a new way.
And then there was this map that had been either torn or burned apart. The pieces were stitched in place with what looked like heavy wool thread or very fine wool yarn.
Both of these displays look like “art” to me. Placed in a gallery, I think people would stop and pay attention to them. In a store, used as a display, how often do you think people think “art” when they look at these two pieces? Context is everything – which is something to keep in mind if you aspire to be an art quilter.