Early this year I took a workshop in screen printing from Jane Dunnewold, and wrote about being energized to start a new quilt with my badly executed attempts to use my new "skill." I'm pleased to report that the quilt I made had its public debut this week in a show in Rochester NY, in very good company with the work of many other excellent artists. I can't attend the opening reception tonight but if you're within a stone's throw of Rochester, maybe you'd like to go!
Here's the installation view, with my quilt on the right.
As we are ticking off the 150th anniversaries of various events in the Civil War, I am continually reminded of the tragedy of that war, by far the bloodiest one in our history, and how close we came to even greater tragedy, the dissolution of our country. I have decided to do my bit as an artist to reclaim the Civil War from the revisionists and the romanticizers.
So here are the blue and the gray, coming together from their respective parts of the country, each side singing its anthem, mixing it up in the middle, everything awash in rivers of blood.