Audra McCoy – Artist’s Statement
My quilts incorporate symbols and all types of cloths such as African cloths, American print fabrics, and hand-dyed fabrics that I have painted and marked to create striking designs. My quilts represent my lineage of growing up within a family of seamstresses and quilters who taught me how to thread a needle. My mother taught me the fundamentals of sewing. God gave me my gift, talent, and love of sewing and clothing design. I create my own mythology combining life experiences, dreams, and intuition. My quilts deal with earth, death, transformation and rebirth. I try to communicate that everything is interrelated.