Just a visual log of a cotton and silk project started back in July…
About to start quilting.
Started this one months before this related article by Jelani Cobb.
Have a nice week…
October 16, 2017
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Love, love, LOVE.
Uppity white fangirl,
Thanks, though that’s not how the word “uppity” is used here.
It’s amazing. Truly. Can’t wait for the big reveal.
I really like your use of the black fabrics-I never thought about using them but now I am quite enthused about trying that mix. You are my hero & I do so admire your work & I am sorry you have to encounter so many “uppity whites”.
Our country is in a mess but you help make it bearable-thank you💜💜💜💜
Your work fills my soul with it’s visual beauty – and it breaks my heart that it is necessary/prompted/evoked by our world today.
I re-read Jelani Cobb’s article after reading this post, and then returned to look at your work again. With the now, always simmering horror and fear I feel about our country’s leadership and future, I found myself drawn to the totality of this quilt- the different shades and patterns of the dark fabrics, the bars of color appearing in parallel but isolated formation, and the occasional intersection of bright colors and dark. I keep wanting to look at it again and again. I think it makes me feel hopeful, but I’m not sure why.
I love quilts because they combine many pieces that often have no apparent connection, and make a whole that is bigger than any of its parts. Your quilts make whole that is both bigger and more powerful. Art always speaks the truth that few politicians can even recognize, let alone vocalize. Thank you for creating a visual hymn filled with all the harmony that is lacking in the world right now, and for taking hard subjects and expressing them through a media the average dude in power can not even see.
Graffito sprayed on walls of a junior high school near Old Grove/Martin Luther King Street on Berkeley/Oakland line in an every way mixed neighborhood – “What this world needs is more uppity women”. Been there for years. Still true.
Sounds like a great message. Though that’s not how the word “uppity” is used here.
I am once again in awe of your ability to break my heart with the beauty and honesty of your work.
Thank you for this beautiful quilt and for the link to Jelani Cobb’s essay. Also, what Kathleen said!
thanks again for ALWAYS giving meaning to your work and keeping us on our toes. you’re the best!
Stunning. Thought provoking. Pushed me to look into the context of words/meanings I had not considered. Thankyou you make great art.
You never fail to amaze me with your work. Uppity Negro indeed.
You keep doing what you are doing. Love your inspirational quilts. Thought provoking.
Once again, I am humbled to be a human experiencing life through your quilts.
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