Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, Luke Haynes' art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Luke was born and raised across the American South. With formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, he continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe. A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Luke’s imagination. His first quilt led him through years of experimentation and improvements. Further honing his style, he developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak with the textile language of the area.