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Kent Williams

"Using small pieces of fabric or computer-based pixels, I create dense, pattern-based works that explore the inexhaustible possibilities of line, shape, color, light, pattern, and landscape. Some of my digital works also explore the inexhaustible possibilities of life in a modern, industrial, technological society."

With works that contain hundreds, if not thousands, of discrete pieces, Kent Williams believes in the continuing power of geometric abstraction. His works use simple shapes like squares and rectangles, but he combines these shapes in such a way that simplicity is left far behind. Kent's purely abstract works pursue patterning ideas to their logical, if not illogical, conclusions. His less abstract works, using photographs that he slices into tiny pieces, pursue the age-old idea of beauty in a world that is changing at a faster rate than most of us can comprehend.

For his art quilts, Kent Williams uses commercial fabrics that he machine pieces and machine quilts. For his digital prints, he uses Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and photographs he takes himself.

Kent is largely self-taught. He has been making quilts for more than10 years. He has written about art for more than 25 years.

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To the Hilt
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 200
$ 170
Secret Note Square
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Trans Action
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Base Times Height
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Blue Ribbon
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Gridlock 3
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Wood If I Could
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Checks Mix
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 5,000
$ 4,250
La Cage aux Fauves
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Brush Aside
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Phase 1
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Dusk
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Wassily
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Chatterbox
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Fernwood
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Transistance
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Times Squared
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Weave, Wove, Woven
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Gold Bricks
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Starry Night
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
A Good Yarn
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
All Bark
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Greensward
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Transformer
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Wired
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Behind Enemy Lines
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Square Squared
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Click
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
A Ton of Bricks
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 350
$ 297.50
Trace Elements
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Circuit Rider
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Sumac, October
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
A Plague of Locusts
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Miles of Tiles
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Windy City Forecast
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 350
$ 297.50
Benday, Done That
Giclee Print
by Kent Williams
$ 300
$ 255
Googie Woogie
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Staggering 2
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Midtown
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
At Cross Purposes
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Gridlock 1
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
A Star is Born
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Long May It Wave
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Stars and Stripes Foreve...
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Please Adjust Your Contr...
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,750
$ 3,187.50
Lake Mendota
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
A Scant Aslant
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 750
$ 637.50
Around the Bend
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Stacked Against Me
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Square Within a Square W...
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Torn Curtain
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Ikaterina
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
A Complete Basket Case
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 7,500
$ 6,375
Cloud Cover
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 7,500
$ 6,375
Compare and Contrast
Fiber Wall Hanging
by Kent Williams
$ 7,500
$ 6,375
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Quilt National 2009, Athens, OH, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, 2009
Quilt Visions 2008, San Diego, CA, Oceanside Museum of Art, 2008
ArtQuilt Elements, Philadelphia, PA, Wayne Art Center, 2008
By the Hands of Men, Golden, CO, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 2008
Quilt National 2007, Athens, OH, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, 2007