The Artworks of Phyllis Kluger
A Trio Of Capes: Cape Fear


Fond of translating wordplay into fabric, Kluger combines the dual meaning of “cape” as an upper-body outer garment and a geographical formation in three highly contrasting, semicircular pieces:


A headland on the coast of North Carolina, Cape Fear was so named because it posed grave danger to ships trying to navigate its shoreline.  Two long stretches of shifting sand and gravel are swept by ocean currents and frequently change their position, making it a challenge for captains to hold steady to their course.  In colors and patterning that evoke menace and dread, here is a cape perhaps most suitable for wearing to a midnight ball on Bald Mountain.
40 X 81 inches, machine pieced, hand quilted