"Quiltsurround" by Greely Myatt

There are tons of things to see and do if you find yourself here in Memphis, but this public art exhibit is an absolute must-see!  Created by Sculptor and University of Memphis professor Greely Myatt, these "quilts" are installed at the southwest corner of City Hall in downtown Memphis.

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To create the installation, Greely used about 700 street signs that the city was about to recycle.  Breathtakingly cool-- don't you agree?

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I love everything about these quilts!  You can read more about this amazing project here.

All photos copyright Joel T. Rose, 2011.

UPDATE:  Since I posted this, I came across this great interview with Greely at Live From Memphis.  He discusses the work and shows some of his process!