Monday, November 15, 2010
Here is an image of my art quilt featuring Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. This piece is from the "Portraits II: From Montgomery to Paris with a Charleston Twist," which includes 33 mixed-media art quilts in my signature art quilting style and adds two new series beyond those featured in Portraits (2008), including a Black History Series, which features both contemporary and historical figures. Among other figures who will be featured are Frederick Douglass, Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, W.E.B. DuBois, Cornel West, Michael Jackson, and Oprah Winfrey. Figures in my political series this time around resonate and overlap with this one, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, my great aunt Johnnie Rebecca Carr, E.D. Nixon, Condoleezza Rice, Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture, and Angela Davis, along with James Baldwin from the Paris series and Sidney Poitier, Halle Berry and Denzel Washington from the Hollywood Series. Quilts featuring E.D. Nixon, Rosa Parks and Johnnie Carr are also at the core of a civil rights series.