Shakespeare Stamp
Teresa Barkley
cotton, blends, linen book pages, 103" x 103";  $5,500
Exhibited at Village West in Wherefore Art Spring 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.
    -- Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2

"This quilt was designed to emphasize the value that we place on a name. The famous quote from Romeo and Juliet reminds us that people and things should be defined by their characteristics and not by their name.

When I was a student studying fashion design, I was fascinated by the licensing process by which designers sell the use of their name. The quilt is part of a large series that uses the format of a postage stamp. It was inspired by a stamp issued in 1964 in honor of Shakespeare's 400th birthday. I included many types of textiles that feature names."

If you are interested in purchasing this work, please contact Teresa Barkley.


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