Words & symbols...something I've been focused on for some time now. As previously stated, I started this cloth years ago with a heartbeat and no idea of what was to follow.
When I added ENOUGH, the cloth began to speak and along came two memorials, SAFE, hope, and more. Each word came to me quietly, on its own. I sat with them, pondered them. When the power was out recently, I fingered the words over and over.
In my head were tally marks. For weeks, as I listened to even more violence or deaths at the hands of police...as protesters flooded the streets all across the country. as covid-19 infection rates sky-rocketed and death rates rose and rose and rose...and then as voters voted & voted & voted...and rioters invaded and people celebrated...I kept listening.
So, tally marks in the colors of our people, whatever color they may be...together.
I intentionally used pure black and white, knowing full well that there is not one person of those skin colors, yet they seem to hold ideals and power, both good and bad.
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2021