LUKE Haynes became a quilter when, between painting and sculpture classes at art school, he decided to see what he could do with some fabrics he happened to have. His first quilt took two years to complete. Hayne also attended architecture school and specializes in adaptive re-use – converting old buildings to new uses. That’s how he also approaches quilting. As a self-proclaimed quilt architect he uses clothes deconstructed then reconstructed as a quilt. Learn more about LUKE Haynes and see an example of his quiltmaking.
LUKE Haynes is an up-and-coming artist who continues to innovate and design new ways to create art. His work is currently in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, Newark Museum and the Headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just to name a few. His work is shown across the country and internationally.
Haynes has lived in 14 states and currently lives in Los Angles, California. He studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York and considers his fabric art to be an architectural method of images creation.
His works can be classified as quilts since they follow the traditional methods of construction, but they are much more. His concepts and images pull from the annals of historical painting and sculpture but are also allowed to pull from craft and the domestic. Since the medium is atypical, this allows for pieces that have multi layers of visual as well as conceptual intrigue.