Friday, 28 August 2015

Soft pink Hard message

 Here is my quilt Jus Animalia. It is a message for animal rights that are sometimes so commonplace we don't even have time to notice. I have always been haunted by the poem Bells of Heaven written by Ralph Hodgson since being required to learn it in the fifth grade. The background is eco dyed with onion skins then it is stamped with a wheel motive ( for all the animals who spent lifetimes walking in circles turning wheels for humans). I have stitched animals representing various forms of abuse. The religious symbols speak to the poems message of good people turning their backs on those in trouble ( in this case the animals). There are other symbols and messages in the stitching .I really loved slowly thinking and stitching this piece.

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