Tapestry combines Strength in Unity, Equal Together, Finger Play and Bandanas.
Tapestry depicts faces, each divided in four quadrants to represent diversity and shared humanity. The hands are within the flag to represent care for one another and work towards a common cause.
Listen combines Mixed Message, Enmeshed Unity and Knee for Justice.
Listen reminds the viewer of past and present racism and the need for change. The two men face each other over the third who reminds us to strive for change. The hands are brought together in a message of unity. The police officers’ uniforms form the fencing of the past.
Circle Time combines Bull Run Grippe and Heart of Education.
Circle Time invites those who are responsible for our government policies to join in with our students and teachers to help schools thrive. This piece shows those in high levels of power sharing a playful moment during circle time, remembering their youth, and seeing the need for educational support.
Feel the Wind
Feel the Wind combines Cherish and This Land is My Land.
Feel the Wind represents the struggles of individual land rights and the preservation and protection of our environment. Shown in this collage, are the environmentalist and rancher facing each other, surrounded together by the wind of nature. Together they hold the flag as it becomes one with the wind.
Cease Fire combines God Given Right and Our Turn.
Cease Fire places the gun right’s advocate in the center, holding the flag and pointing down towards his broken gun wrapped within the flag. He is surrounded by youth who strive for gun control. They support him by holding the flag with him as he separates from the gun. The distant woman at the shooting range looks on towards the crowd of youth.
Structure of Care
Structure of Care combines We Served Together, Tug of War and Patient, Doctor…and Profit.
Structure of Care forms a room surrounding the doctor and patients. Two Congressional representatives peer into the room supporting it and embracing the care within the room. The space includes others, including a representative disengaged with what is occurring. Profit, the man with a hat, is outside of the room excluded from the space provided.
Hands of God
Hands of God combines Blurring the Line, Our Backs, Your Table and Man at the Door.
Hands of God represents the need to look upon people in need with compassion. The hands supporting the old man are from those who seek to change policy and systems to assist those in need. The migrant woman looks on while others look to the fields of labor and the Supreme Court.
Journey Revisited combines Remember, For You My Child and faces from Our Turn and Heart of Education.
Journey Revisited was difficult for me to complete and name. It’s message covers many topics; generations, immigration, diversity, elder wisdom, the passing of time and journey. The immigrant parent rests from their journey embracing a baby surrounded by many children representing diversity. The elders who traveled the journey look upon with warmth and reassurance, guiding them further to their destination.