Foreclosure Quilts

Urban-planner-turned-artist Kathryn Clark created a series of quilts based on aerial maps of home foreclosures in different cities. The patterns for the quilts are taken from real estate listing statistics. The foreclosed lots are shown as holes in the quilts. Kathryn explains,"These torn holes question the protective nature of a quilt. The situation is so dire that even a quilt can’t provide the security one needs. The neighborhoods shown are not an anomaly; they are a recurring pattern seen from coast to coast, urban to suburban neighborhoods across the US. The problem has not been solved, it is still occurring, just changing shape, affecting more of us."

Find out more about the project here.