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artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Experimental and Foundation Studies
Faculty / Course
Materials + Techniques
Fabric, embroidery floss
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).
Connor Parsley FAV 20
Stoltzfus, Olivia; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "Keep The Family Together" (2019). 6th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2020. 50.