Ash Grove, MO USA
Width: 6.75" Length: 11.5"
Materials/Techniques: The map of Haiti appeared to be a young girl of African descent. I took the map and put it through a digital filter to give the various colors in her headdress. I then made her face a rich brown. I printed the image and used both oil pastels and thread to enhance the face and headdress. Metallic thread was used to put earrings, a necklace and an outline the face on the portrait.
Artist Statement: After the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti I looked at a map and noticed that where Haiti met the Dominican Republic it looked much like a face of a young girl. The features were perfect and it made me realize that the hope of this poor country is in its youth. Someday a young girl may lead her country out of poverty. This quilt is a prototype for a larger quilt. The bottom picture is a map of Haiti and the top picture is a study of her face. Esp'erer means “hope”.
Dedication: This quilt is dedicated to Howard, my father-in-law, who served proudly during WWII and in his 92 years has provided much wisdom and love. It is to acknowledge there are all kinds of dementia - overt and subtle. It is also a realization that the type may not be determined until late in the disease. Love to all those who care each day for family members who have forgotten - yesterday and today.
This quilt has a Hanging Ring.
This quilt earned $45.88 for the AAQI.