Artist’s Multi-Colored Quilts Tell Stories of the Past

“My stories are told in the fabrics that I choose, the textures I combine, and the colors that create a whole new composition. My portraits tell stories that may have been forgotten over time,” Brooklyn-based artist Bisa Butler wrote on her website.

She creates amazing portraits and scenes with fabric and the subjects of each piece cover various points of history and culture.

“When you see vintage lace and aged satin it tells you the story of delicacy and refinement of times gone by. When you see African printed cotton and mud cloth it tells the story of my ancestral homeland and the cradle of civilization. When you see multi-colored organza and netting layered you are being told a story of something or someone colorful and multifaceted.”

Scroll down to see her vibrant collection of portrait quilts.