Looking at quilts his grandmother had made, Louisburg native David Reed knew he wanted to make a movie about them. A seed had been planted and, as Reed constructed the movie in his head, it grew. Studying the quilts, Reed realized how much some of them looked like agricultural land when viewed from the air and his idea for the movie grew to include his parents’ Miami County farm.
“I found a crazy quilt at my grandmother’s house and it just looked like a landscape from above, a large, verdant landscape,” Reed said. “It stirred something in me, how the tapestry of the landscape was like the tapestry of our lives.”
For an artist, one year is plenty of time to develop new techniques and mature. Today, we check in on local artist Rodolfo Marron, who, after two residencies in New York, has returned to Kansas City with a new exhibit.