Tierney Davis Hogan’s improvisational piece, Jiko’s Robe (2015) is currently on display at QuiltWorks Gallery in Bend, Oregon.
It is part of QuiltWorks Gallery’s Asian Exhibit of Asian inspired/themed quilts and quilted wallhangings. The exhibit opened during the First Friday Art Walk on 06/02/17 and will show through the end of June.
Jiko’s Robe was originally created by Tierney for the Deschutes Public Library Downtown Branch’s Novel Idea Art Show in 2015. It is inspired by A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, the select novel for the annual “community book group” read for Central Oregon.
Her Artist Statement provides more information on this piece:
This piece was inspired by Ruth Ozeki’s Novel – A Tale for the Time Being.
In the novel, the protagonist Nao’s great grandmother, Jiko, is a humble and wise 100+ year old Buddhist nun who wears simple robes and lives a simple life. Jiko however carries in her being – powerful history, mysteries, and depths of understanding of her place in the universe.
Inspired by a printed kimono panel, this piece represents Jiko’s “secret robe” – a robe not visible to the eye but visible to the soul. It represents the complexity, turmoil and beauty of her spirit, her experience, her wisdom and her great compassion for all beings and the earth upon which they dwell.
You can view more of Tierney’s improvisational pieces on the Tierney’s Textile Art page.
Tierney plans to post photos of other quilts in the show in a future post on her tierneycreates blog.