'Patchwork' quilts on display at museum

Goldfish, a "Freehand Patchwork" piece by Danny Amazonas. Quilts made by the Taiwanese artist are currently on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah.

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A new traveling exhibit, "Freehand Patchwork by Danny Amazonas," opened at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah Friday.

Taiwanese quilt artist Amazonas is internationally recognized for his unique artistry and use of color. His eye-catching artwork incorporates thousands of pieces of fabric.

"Freehand patchwork is an unorthodox technique that is like painting with colorful fabric," Amazonas said. "The beauty of the original textile designs are fully expressed while freely interpreting the image of the textile art.

"I can collect an array of colors and shades of fabric in order to create a unique piece of art with full spectrum of colors. I love to cut fabric in large chunks to show the beauty of textile designs," he added.

Amazonas was born in the Pingtung County of Taiwan. He relocated to Brazil in 1960, and went on to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1968. Amazonas now lives in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Amazonas' exhibit will be on display until Oct. 15. Admission to the museum, 215 Jefferson St., is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (62-over) and $5 for students.

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