Luke Haynes

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Luke Haynes experiments with the art of quilting, subverting this traditional form by integrating modern concepts which transform the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Haynes was born and raised across the American South, receiving formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union in New York. A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked his imagination, leading to his first quilt which measured 7’x10’. As he continued to experiment, he created a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in order to speak with the textile language of each region. He currently resides in Kansas City.

Interiors #1 (Wall Clothes)

Interiors #1 (Wall Clothes), 2011


Luke covered the interior surface of a home with used clothes, fixing them to the floors, walls and ceilings.  Inviting the viewer to walk on the clothing, and feel its texture on the walls, each room took on a new persona, created out of materials with an existing story.

360 view Mad Homes Luke Haynes interior

Panoramic Photo by © Bradford Bohonus

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