Longtime readers know of my interest in art as protest; to others, it is new information.
I didn’t make it to Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon this year, nor did I enter any quilts. I didn’t have any ready that were appropriate to even try. I do have ideas for next year though.
Meanwhile, I really enjoyed this Hyperallergic Article about the quilts with protest statements. ( I don’t know if the article includes photos of all the protest quilts or just a sample. Those who went to the show could comment if there are others that you noticed there.) You will find plenty of photos at the above link to make up for my not having one in this post. I’m wondering how coming upon a protest quilt among others would impact a viewer in contrast to seeing them all together. (If you were there, please comment.)
Click and enjoy. And talk about those that speak to/for you.
I was especially struck by two: “Black, Brown, and White in Orange” is a striking comment about our prison industrial complex. And the contrast between “Protect and Serve” and the choke hold is stunning.