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Tales of Red Rag Rosie & Little Miss Pinky Series
Below Deck Story Quilt
Mixed Media/Fabric
42in x 60in x 2in

I am interested in re-presenting the topographical layout of slave ships. My intention was for the ship to take on the shape of a pressing iron, symbolizing the labor and backbreaking work the men, women and children endured. The layout of the slaves on the quilt mimics the pattern found on the bottom of the pressing iron. The action of physically ironing and pressing the images into the fabric is my way of embedding the souls and spirits of my ancestors into memory.