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Creating Memory: A Conversation with Carole Harris

Nkiru Nzegwu


Let's begin by talking about Playing on the Edge [figure 1]?

I'm basically a designer and all my quilts at least on the surface deal with that. I thought about it [the work] and I think it reveals a little bit about me. [The name of the quilt comes from the idea of] playing on the edge. Some would interpret it as not jumping right in, just playing around on the outside. On the other hand, I see it as pushing as far to the edge as possible, from the inside out. I tried to do that in my work. I try to push it as far as I can without disturbing the balance, without going over the edge.

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Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editor: Nkiru Nzegwu; Film Review Editor: Phyllis J. Jackson; Exhibition/Curator & Book Review Editor: Azuka Nzegwu

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