Ugly, eradicated! Each Kaleidoscura Tile begins with a humble piece of the world that appeals for my recognition. A snowy mountain in the haze, an abandoned ice cream cone, a post-it note on a dishwasher. Alone or in pairs or as a whole, the tiles are becoming textile proof that the silos where we have isolated, hidden and huddled for centuries, are anathema to love. Each quilts a dimension of grace that condemns the perspective of supremacy across races, religions, species, colors, weathers and genders.
Rex Wilder is an artmaker and poet living in Benedict Canyon, California. He considers both vocations interchangeable, or at least sharing the same gallery in his mind. His artwork has been honored with many awards and featured both on magazine covers and within them. Three full-length books of his poetry have been published, and his poems have been widely printed and anthologized, including aboard Knopf's recent Together in a Sudden Strangeness, which showed up on many must-read lists last year, from Entertainment Weekly to The New Yorker.