I try to keep my art and my politics separated
and I definitely don't talk about my politics on my art blog
but in this particular case the two have intersected
this piece of art work is titled "Coexist"
it is entirely fabric, using a number of techniques
I created it for a project called The Dream Rocket where a replica of a Saturn V rocket will be covered with 24x24 inch panels all created by folks all over the country
the instruction was to create a panel that represents your dream of the future
all those little "paper doll" shaped figures on my piece are all different colors to represent every race, and the embroidered symbols are for male, female, handicapped, Islam, Buddhist, Agnostic, Jewish, Pagan, Christian, Hindu, Confucian and Shinto
the quilting over the surface consists of one word "COEXIST"
politics of late has been really, REALLY, ugly
so much hate, so many lies, so little being done to actually make things better -- I just wish we would learn to coexist
and this week we all get a chance once again to have our say in what happens in our country
are we going to just keep on screaming at each other
calling each other names
threatening each other and even hurting each other
how did we get to this place?
I went already and voted as we have early voting here
I strongly urge you to vote too
cast a vote to take us to where we can coexist!