The “Hearts for Charleston” quilt has been set aside for personal, holiday sewing. But I wanted to post some of the photos that I continue to obsessively create on my iPhone (with the dianaphoto app). For some reason, these photos have a way of making the awful shooting of June 17, 2015 more real to me. Perhaps it’s their haunting quality. Or maybe it’s the way that the heart can be made to disappear and how that hints at loss in a potent way.
This pink heart with a shibori’d circle will be dedicated to Myra Thompson, who was 59 at the time of her death. A proper post will follow down the road, but here are some of the photos, starting with the ‘straight up’ quilt block front and ending with the actual block’s back.
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thanks for sharing the progress Dee!
Sure. It is coming along even with pauses here and there.
I am inspired by all the ways you are using imagery to grapple with tragedy. I feel myself being led more deeply into dark woods.
Part of my purpose here is to honor them with returning and returning attention, even though outrageous and racist events keep hurricaning through.
The emotions are palpable, with each “repetition” the emotions go deeper > “…into dark woods”, so apropos @ravenandsparrow. Lovely, Dee.