Cutting Ties

When I was leaving my career in finance and assembling a portfolio to apply to architecture school, friends suggested I include a self-portrait as art students often do.  It didn't make it into the portfolio, but I found time to design this quilt using neckties I would no longer have to wear.

My friend Lauren Antinello generously sewed the quilt using 88 of my old ties.  We put it in a frame we found in the attic, and it now proudly hangs in our parlor.

It became yet another exercise in finding new lives for found materials.