Warm (Charcoal Blanket II), 2019
Charcoal, coal, polyester tulle, velvet
100 x 100cm
Warm (Charcoal Blanket II) is an exploration of the traditionally gentle forms of blankets and quilts. Gabbee Stolp’s contradictory comforter interweaves human made materials, as symbols of anthropogenic climate change, with natural materials as symbols of the deep history of the Earth. Gabbee explores themes of nurturing and mending through the acts of sewing and stitching. in creating blankets and quilts, she also explores notions of comfort and convalescence and attempts to provide a way to console the grief and despair she feels in this time of climate crisis.