With their intricately patterned art, quilt artist Betsy Abbott and painter Spencer Frazer embody the phrase that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, both in art and in nature. The works featured in Small Worlds serve as vignettes that capture single moments in nature, while also expressing larger concepts about the beauty and wildness of the natural world. By inviting viewers to participate as spectators–observing the moods and stories of specific places and species–Abbott and Frazer encourage us to reflect on our place in and impact on the world that we all share.
Featured artwork: Spencer Frazer, Up in Flames, 2002, oil on linen.
Artwork below: Betsy Abbott, Fidelity, 2008, original wall quilt.
You can view more of Betsy’s work here.
You can view more of Spencer’s work here.