patchwork - Fish Block



This contemporary "Fish Block" pattern serves as a template to combine images recorded at the Bozeman Fish Technology Center, a research facility and hatchery first established in 1892.

This composition is one of eight that make up "patchwork," a site-specific artwork conceived and designed for display at Main Street Quilting Company in Bozeman, Montana as a part of Mountain Time Arts' "Upstream" site-specific art installation exhibition.

The artist gathered video footage of the different textures and colors of water at 7 locations in the Gallatin Valley (in and near Bozeman) and used the footage to create video quilt blocks. Quilt blocks are the geometric patterns used to piece together the designs of quilts. The video footage replaces traditional fabric to tell weave together different histories, uses, and interactions the community has with water.