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Eric is a queer, inderdisciplinary designer and fiber artist. They are particularly interested in the memory of materials and how textiles can be utilized as record keeping devices. With a deep focus on the making process, eric creates objects meant to be used, loved, destroyed, and mended.  

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ERIC COUTURE

RVA/BTV


eric is a queer, inderdisciplinary designer and fiber artist. They are particularly interested in the memory of materials and how textiles can be utilized as archives for stories and histories. With a deep focus on the making process, eric creates objects meant to be used, loved, destroyed, and mended.  

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QUEER TIME (... AND I HAVE SURROUNDED MYSELF WITH IT)

December 2022



Hand-tied, Machine-pieced, Cotton quilt

6’ x 6’
I have been fascinated with quilts as objects of memory and time for as long as I can remember. This quilt, as a part of my overarching research into queer time, was an exploration of those concepts.

In a workshop I led, I asked people to pause, and think of moments in which they had experienced queer time. Or, if that’s not something they could do, to focus on a time when they felt the emotions I associate with queer time (comfortability, safety, community, love, friendship, care, etc.). Then, the participants were asked to design one or more quilt squares using just a pen and paper. The quilt squares could either be directly based on these memories, or just made with them in mind. As such, in my interpretation the quilt squares were a snapshot of some of the best moments in the participants lives.

I then actually created these quilt squares out of fabric, assembling them into a usable quilt. An object to be loved, to be used, to be resued, an object to keep you warm. With this quilt, you can literally surround yourself with these moments of love, care, and compassion. You can keep yourself warm with them.





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