09 Aug '11, 7pm

Cool quilts made from old heavy metal shirts...do it for Lemmy: @TreeHugger

Cool quilts made from old heavy metal shirts...do it for Lemmy: @TreeHugger

, the tough masculine image of this extreme musical genre may seem at odds with the folksy domesticity of quilting. Yet American artist Ben Venom skillfully reconciliates these two opposites, using vintage heavy metal t-shirts as the raw material for his incredible quilts. Similar to traditional quilts which commemorate a family history by stitching together salvaged pieces of fabric, Venom's insane patchwork quilts offer a fitting homage to the history of heavy metal music -- taking on a mind-bending dimension as you look at them closer.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/headbanging-recyc...

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