That beautiful Sochi rainbow quilt

8 thoughts on “That beautiful Sochi rainbow quilt”

  1. I think the patterns are beautiful too PT. I also agree that the choice of the rainbow effect is ironic. I just hope the kids will come away from their Olympic experience with better memories than of just being pawns for politicians and product pushers…

  2. i find them beautiful too, and appreciate the symbolism, in that we are all one huge crazy patchwork quilt each somehow stitched together into one.

  3. I’m reminded of the trope about starving artists. Russia has long been creative – Tolstoy, the Bolshoi ballet, Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky, etc. Is creativity is inversely proportional to suffering. ??

    1. Russia certainly seems to have more than its share of the world’s great artists. Maybe it’s just those long, cold winters keeping everyone inside. Unless you count that as part of the suffering.

  4. These are beautiful. The colors punctuate the white snow. – humans will put together colorful things despite hardship, lack of materials, or brutal weather – joy and expression will creep out no matter what. Patchwork really is symbolic of human spirit? Wish I could afford/needed a coat – hope the artists/craftsmen get some of the benefits.

... and that's my two cents