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Alternative Stairway To Heaven    
     
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The Story Of This Quilt

Bosna Quilt No. 2- Alternative Stairway To Heaven

Playing with form and colour and the idea of reversal led to this design in April 2018.

How had these women achieved their own voice in escaping from hell? In the Galina refuge hostel in Vorarlberg – a disused army barracks - they were offered sanctuary from the war. The children were provided with schooling and the women with various activities.

As part of this work, Lucia Lienhard-Giesinger - who was both an abstract artist and psychotherapist - was asked to help, possibly with art classes. She thought about this and did not want to be the expert - the teacher. She came up with the idea of quilts - something they could all learn. She provided the templates, inspired by abstract art, to make the quilts and then the women were encouraged to quilt as freely as they wished, expressing their own individual identity and worth. A group of about 30 women were part of this healing work.

 
Inspiration

Led Zeppelin, an inspiration – yes.
And a painting by Jago Stone (1928-88), the prize-winning burglar- turned-artist that is ‘Untitled’ - but we call
‘The Lady on the Stairway’.

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