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In “My American Kitchen Saves Me Two Hours a Day” the quilt pattern is called broken dishes.  Look inside the pedestal window to see the broken dish lying on the floor.   The pieces actually fit together perfectly, but, much like every day life, the best-laid plans become disrupted and don’t quite fit together. 
 
Materials: Printed steel from vintage doll houses, folded and fabricated using a traditional quilt pattern titled Broken Dishes. aluminum rivets. kitchen clock and broken dishes inside pedestal.  For display purposes you can plug in the vintage kitchen clock so it runs.                         © 1991

The curtain appears to look like fabric but it is completely constructed from vintage, steel doll houses. 

12.5" height x 11.5" width x 11.5" depth       Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

My American Kitchen Saves Me Two Hours A Day to Keep Myself Looking Young is available for exhibition or for purchase. 
Retail Price: $5,750
 

This sculpture is in the book Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Mara Holt Skov and Steven Skov Holt. 

An entire chapter of the book features my work. CLICK on the title or the book to see more information about this fabulous book. 

 

Quoting from the book Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects:
"The allover prints acted like fabric, and Berman's natural instinct was to cut and form small shapes and piece them together as a quiltmaker would. At the time, this was a radical, even subversive step to take, especially for trained metalsmith."