Bravo Bulcão | Minimalist Geometry

Bravo Resized
44″ high x 74″ wide
Photography by Offir Kilion
Longarm quilting by Angie Woolman

Although this minimalist quilt consists of nothing but one repeating block—a blue arc set into a gray square—variations in placement create a design that’s whimsical and captivating. The quilt takes its name from Athos Bulcão (1918-2008), a Brazilian artist best known for his large-scale geometric tile installations in Brasilia’s civic buildings, hospitals, transit hubs, churches, schools, and parks. His quirky installation process gave his artwork a playful quality: he instructed workers to position individual tiles in any way they wanted! My homage respects both hallmarks of his work, the repeating geometric components and the random placement.


SAQA Global: Minimalism, September 14, 2023–December 31, 2026
• European Patchwork Meeting, Alsace, France, Sep. 14–17, 2023
• Abilmente, Venice, Italy, Oct. 13–15, 2023

• PPM Quilt Show Brno, Brno, Czech Republic, April 19–21, 2024
 Members Online Gallery #33, Textile Study Group of New York, Fall 2022