Undercover art: Amish quilts go guerrilla in the supermarket – in pictures

By Kathryn Bromwich

From cornflakes to air fresheners, Carson Davis Brown uses common groceries to create guerrilla installations in supermarkets. The LA-based artist covertly rearranges the objects, photographs them and has them made into blankets by Walmart’s personalised gift department. New American Quilts, supported by a VSCO Artist Initiative grant, is inspired by Amish quilts, but though Brown’s quilts are based on traditional patterns, they are made in the context of modern capitalism. “Consumption on a global level is not a sustainable practice. Think of the resources we use so we can have 18 flavours of wheat thins – it’s overwhelming.”

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