Nancy Shaver is a visual artist living and working in Jefferson, New York. Her sculpture and photography celebrate the simple beauty of everyday utilitarian objects while simultaneously investigating the position of such materials within a greater aesthetic economy. Since 1994 Shaver has been the proprietor of the store Henry in Hudson, New York, a kind of laboratory retail space where Shaver collects and sells many of the objects that inspire or eventually make their way into her sculptural work. The Quilt and the Truck is a mediation on two such objects, handmade relics from a recent past. The book also contains documentation of Shaver's most recent body of sculptural work as well as an essay by Jean-Philippe Antoine, newly translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis.