Patches, The Crazy Quilt Buffalo
  Clint Stone
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Artist's Description

Patches, the Crazy Quilt Buffalo, celebrates Oklahoma's heritage by employing the structure of the patchwork quilt. Each patch will be painted to resemble a highly stylized image or pattern that reflects those things associated with Oklahoma. Despite its name the buffalo will be painted to be durable and retain its vibrant colors.

Growing up in a small rural town, I was surrounded by farm life and country folk. Quilts my Grandma and other family members made really grabbed my attention even as a young child. I was fascinated by all the different colors and textures. I could sit on it or lay in it and try to figure out from where all
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the different patches came. Of all the different patterns, I have always had an affinity for the crazy quilt. The crazy quilt has a way of making remnants beautiful and useful again.

The objectives of Patches, the Crazy Quilt Buffalo, are to (1) be an aesthetically beautiful and vibrant piece of art; (2) convey a sentiment of home and family; and (3) showcase remnants of Oklahoma past and recent past.

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Spirit of the Buffalo originated as a public art project combining art, commerce and civic pride in Oklahoma featuring Oklahoma artists. Initial proceeds benefited the Nature Conservancy's work in Oklahoma. The website project continues through private funds.