The Universe Quilt, textile by Lucas Grogan
The Universe Quilt textile wall hanging by Lucan Grogan.
2013, embroidery, cotton thread on black laminated cotton, 200 x 175cm. Photograph: Asa Gauen. Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Robert Salzer Foundation, 2013.
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The Universe Quilt is a major textile artwork by Lucas Grogan which took almost a year to make. This large textile wall hanging was painstakingly hand embroidered by the artist and features cultural icons, references to archaeological drawings and self-portraits swirling around a central Palaeolithic fertility goddess, representing the centre of the universe. The work puts forward a belief in universal humanity, though not far below the surface lurks Grogan's acerbic wit and critique of contemporary culture.