Ai Kijima's quilts the first time I saw her work! She cuts the images from different fabrics and attaches them to a backing fabric, forming odd combinations of popular and cultural images into art quilts. The gallery on Ai's website has dozens of images I go back to over and over again for inspiration. The quilt to the right is her 2004 work, White Cake Palace.
If you're really into this, there is a good interview with Ai on Pixelsurgeon and a Franklin Parrasch Gallery video gives another view of her work.
If you read Monday's blog, you might be thinking, "Aha! This is a lot like the fabric appliques we worked on!" You're right - you know enough to make your own fabric collage.
I'm gathering Asian and pop art motif fabrics to make over a Goodwill jean jacket into an Ai Kijima inspired fabric collage. I'll keep you posted on my progress!