Ai Kijima has created some truly fascinating work that boggles the mind. The best way to describe it is to think of a quilting bee; now multiply their creativity and productivity by one million.
Utilizing found materials (like bed sheets and pillow cases) while harnessing the power of traditional quilting techniques, Ai Kijima takes on a domain tightly held by the Mennonites of the world, and shows them who's who.
Implications - These found material illustrations are colorful, confusing, and creative. They manage to blend conventional quilting techniques with a movement that is very much a product of this generation and century. Ai Kijima's decision to do art in an eco-conscious way is both impressive and timely. It's a deft way to blend the environmental world and art.