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Loretta Pettway Bennett (b. 1960), Strips, 2005

Cotton and denim, 96 x 76 in.; Studio Museum in Harlem, Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

An often-mentioned design triumph of the Gee’s Bend aesthetic has been its quiltmakers’ magnification of small pattern blocks to monumental scales so that the single element becomes the entire composition. Loretta P. Bennett takes this tendency a step further in her quilts. Instead of amplifying a single block or making freeform abstractions of rectangles and strips (another Gee’s Bend specialty), she composes in ways reminiscent of a photographer. She is able to identify and expand alluring details and passages of traditional Gee’s Bend “quilts”—not actual quilts, but ones of her own imagining. She enlarges these framed and cropped passages to become quilts unto themselves. She preserves the monumental structure of the one-block quilts while combining it with a photographer’s eye for the telling detail and the perfectly bounded arrangement of elements.

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Souls Grown Deep Custom Prints offers custom reproductions of artworks by Souls Grown Deep artists. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery.