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Journey to California,2005

Journey to California

Project Description

Daniel Marlos designed terrazzo paving areas and porcelain enamel steel panels for station platforms. There is a long history of quilting in this country. Many designs are centuries old and have descriptive names that correspond to important events. ‘Road to California’, ‘Railroad Crossing’, ‘Wandering Paths’, and ‘Wagon Wheel’ are just a few that actually deal with transportation. The selected pattern, Journey to California, is a pattern that references both California and travel.

Artist Statement

“Several years ago, I took my interest in structural film and photography, and expanded my media to include the handmade quilt. Duration, repetition, representations of time and space, mathematics (especially geometry) and the interstices between shots and images create a strong visual style that translates to the quilting medium.”

About the Artist

Daniel Marlos, born in Youngstown, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Youngstown State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He is an installation artist, whose primary media has been photography and film. He has recently expanded his media to include the handmade quilt, and identifies its similarities with structuralist film and photography. His past works include a temporary installation for the Metro Red Line entitled “Plotting Along Parallel Lines”. Daniel is a full time photography instructor at Los Angeles City College.

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