Socrates once said that there are two things in life every man needs: an antidote to hemlock poison and, um, something else that he didn't quite finish saying. Confidently assuming that second thing was "heavy metal quilts"... Heavy Metal Quilts.
From an SF Art Institute dude who works part-time setting up tables at Sunday school (that's a job?), this collection of head-banging hangables works his old heavy metal tees (he apparently had hundreds) into a patchwork of hardcore wall-adorners for your pad, which still won't be as cool as Steve Jobs', unless you get Fruit Ninja. The quilts're all machine-sewn in his Mission apt and range in size from the just-finished "See You On The Other Side" (an Ozzy-inspired, snake-and-skull piece that incorporates 125 shirts), to the Danzig-ing pentagram-eyeballed skull "Am I Demon" -- purchase this, and your mother will answer "Yes". There's also "Listen To Heavy Metal While You Sleep" (a skull-topped key design), plus non-quilt-y goodness like hand-embroidered jean jackets that include a "Slayer Player" patch with a tatted hand, and an AC/DC wearable that reads "Night Prowler" and features a howling wolf, which seems like something you'd only wear when you're Blitzer-ed.
If, like most people, you prefer eying your quilts in person, he's got some on display at a just-opened show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the rest at an exhibit in Birmingham, England dubbed "History Of Metal", about which Socrates only knows that he knows nöthing.
Published: July 21, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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