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Creation Date

2019

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation

2023

Major

Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Judy Maloney

Materials + Techniques

Fabric, embroidery floss

Student Narrative

This book depicts one of the most dehumanizing and traumatic aspects of chattel slavery: the separation of families through slave sales. The quilt format depicts the fragmented pieces of one's life when torn from their family, as well as the tendency throughout history to attempt to "fix" or hide the difficult and shameful facts of American history through ornate distractions (as shown through the extravagant stitching that binds the separate pieces of fabric).

Photo Credit

Connor Parsley FAV 20

Keywords

artists' books, Baker & Whitehill

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