Joan Schulze, well known mixed media quilt, collage and fiber artist, teaches, lectures and exhibits internationally working from studios in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California. Reviewers have called Schulze the female "Rauschenberg".
Painters and poets that Schulze admires are Agnes Martin, Jackson Pollock, Richard Diebenkorn, Czeslaw Milosz, Elizabeth Bishop and John Berger.
Why quilts? The question for me could as well be, "Why breathe?" ... Improvising during the painting, image-transfer processes and collaging of materials while chasing an idea at hand creates adventure in the studio where thoughts are made visible.