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Pallbearer Pallbearer
Margaret Abramshe   •  Mesquite, Nevada, USA More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » Pallbearer is a portrait of my husband’s grandfather dressed for a funeral in Staten Island, New York. Like many fathers in his Italian immigrant community, he had to bury a son who had died near the country he escaped. The photograph documents the emotional turmoil of war that extends beyond a battlefield. Using portraits of family members provides me with an ▶
The Flames They Left Behind The Flames They Left Behind
Holly S. Altman   •  Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA More Info
NFSIf anything can stand as a metaphor for the world’s refugee crisis, the image of raised hands emanating from a whirlwind of fire suggests the catastrophic woe and boundless sense of loss. Why hands and not faces? Why flames and not falling buildings? It is the anonymity of the tragedy, involving tens of millions of displaced humans, that tears at the heart. But it is ▶
Disheveled Love Disheveled Love
Karen M. Balos   •  Oakland, California, USA More Info
$4000   Buy Now  » While personal turmoil can refer to stress, sadness, bitterness, or anger, personal turmoil can also refer to an extremely positive experience — being in love. The turmoil of being in love can be wild, chaotic, unpredictable, exciting, colorful, joyful, disorderly, and tumultuous. The title pays homage to Frida Kahlo, who said: You deserve a love that wants you ▶
Slow Death by Alzheimer`s Slow Death by Alzheimer`s
Diane Born   •  Portland, Oregon, USA More Info
$1400   Buy Now  » That fine, immaculate woman is now mismatched and muddled. She withdraws from loved ones, snarls at children. Plaque invades her brain, erupting in tangles, robbing her of memories. She mutters and mumbles, she rarely smiles. Paranoia stalks her, evident in mood swings, delusions, and apathy. Her sewing, hand or machine, fragments and disintegrates. Brain waves slow and ▶
Breathing On Your Own  #5 Roses for Sandy series Breathing On Your Own #5 Roses for Sandy series
Sandra L. Branjord   •  Sun City, Arizona, USA More Info
NFSThe pictures on this quilt are battle pictures: a child’s face the day of her mother’s funeral, a teenage mother, divorce, the loss of a child. I know turmoil; I have lived it. But life finds a way, and I am still breathing. To be a poet of life is the summons to breathe in more than one breathes out.
Fracture Fracture
Betty Busby   •   Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA More Info
SOLD Having been in several massive earthquakes in my life, I am awestruck by the power inherent in natural forces. This work is a visual depiction of the forces unleashed in these events.
A Cancerous Turmoil A Cancerous Turmoil
Carol Capozzoli   •  Niantic, Connecticut, USA More Info
$2200   Buy Now  » From the first pathological cell division, turmoil begins. The turmoil spreads to surrounding tissues and possibly other body parts. With diagnosis, the turmoil spreads to the person’s emotional and spiritual being, and to those close to the person.
The Weather In Her Head The Weather In Her Head
Linda Colsh   •  Middletown, Maryland, USA More Info
$4800   Buy Now  » The weather in her head is as changeable as a day in Belgium. The woman is out in a thin sweater and bedroom slippers, seemingly unaware of the cold and the icy cobblestones. She crosses the street, oblivious to the winter weather. Inspired by a quote from Stephen Fry, “Depression just is, like the weather,” I imagine her to be dealing not with the frigid night, ▶
Flying Geese Flying Geese
Vicki Conley   •  Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, USA More Info
$1200   Buy Now  » Is it a predator, a change in the wind, a sudden noise, or just a shared internal signal? Whatever the cause, the spectacle of thousands of snow geese taking to the sky all at once is well worth seeing. The squawking, flapping, and liftoff of thousands of individual birds creates a churning, roiling sky. Yet underneath it all is millennia of instinct, allowing the ▶
Spiraling Out of Control Spiraling Out of Control
Linda Engstrom   •  Scottsdale, Arizona, USA More Info
$1325   Buy Now  » This piece is a visual representation of my personal turmoil over the last several years, beginning with the final illness and ultimate death of my mother. Now my husband and I spend seemingly uneventful days, filled with nagging frustration and feelings of helplessness, as we watch the decline of two other very dear, very elderly relatives. The telephone ringing in the ▶
Crossings I Crossings I
Sandy Gregg   •   Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » Since the beginning of time, people have left their homes to begin lives as refugees for a myriad of reasons, including war, discrimination, crop failure, and religion. This piece represents borders crossed, obstacles faced, and the turmoil that these brave people face during their travels.
Tied in Knots Tied in Knots
Betty A. Hahn   •  Sun City, Arizona, USA More Info
SOLD Is this yarn that cannot be untangled, or is it a stomach “tied in knots”?
Turmoil In Hiding Turmoil In Hiding
Jim Hay   •  Takasaki, Gunma, Japan More Info
$3000   Buy Now  » Whether personal, political, racial, sexual, or spiritual, turmoil often hides behind a facade of carefully constructed conformity. Without outlets of expression, turmoil escalates toward violence and destruction. Your browser does not support the audio element.
1953 Popcorn 1953 Popcorn
Jim Hay   •  Takasaki, Gunma, Japan More Info
$3500   Buy Now  » My little brother was 8 when he saw his first scary movie. He ate some popcorn. Suddenly Martian war machines fired straight at him. His eyes opened wide. Hands flew up. Popcorn filled the air, becoming parachutes landing on the people behind us. Bob died of AIDS before we could spend old age together. All I have is the popcorn.
Childhood Taken: The Doffer Boys Childhood Taken: The Doffer Boys
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred   •  Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
$2000   Buy Now  » Early 1900s photographs by Lewis W. Hine documenting the conditions of child labor have inspired a series of pieces, including this quilt. Through color and pattern, the piece attempts to capture the dangerous, shadowy environment of the cotton mills. Changing bobbins and spools as the machinery moved continuously often resulted in injury, and the fibrous workplace damaged ▶
Baby Quilt Baby Quilt
Jill Kerttula   •  Charlottesville, Virginia, USA More Info
SOLD Perhaps the biggest turmoil in a woman’s life is her first pregnancy: physical, emotional, cultural, and mental changes and challenges, both internal and external. It has been true through the ages. This piece uses sketches from ancient medical texts, copies of cards my own mother received when I was born, and original images to portray that turmoil and angst.
Conflict No. 1 Conflict No. 1
Judy F. Kirpich   •  Takoma Park, Maryland, USA More Info
$2000   Buy Now  » Conflict No. 1 was influenced by the conflict in the Middle East, specifically in Syria. For so many years, Syrians have been caught between violent extremists and a corrupt leader in Assad. Conflict No. 1 captures the anguish and turmoil created by this struggle.
Marklin Nebula Marklin Nebula
Jeanne Marklin   •  Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA More Info
$1200   Buy Now  » Images of the universe often appear to be chaotic. They represent the unknown in many ways, and the unknown often causes us to feel turmoil. Natural processes may be beautiful, but there is a mystery to how they exist.
The Goddess of Never-Ending Chaos The Goddess of Never-Ending Chaos
Kathy Nida   •  El Cajon, California, USA More Info
SOLD It seems women, especially mothers, caregivers, and teachers, have to be goddesses with a multitude of limbs to manage all the chaos the world throws our way. It’s never-ending, from the moment you first feel the fetus flutter or that pregnancy nausea, through the lack of sleep and the utter hopelessness when the baby won’t stop crying. Through sports, school, ▶
Echoes of Demons Echoes of Demons
Claire Passmore   •  Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK More Info
$1500   Buy Now  » Post-traumatic stress is suffered by millions, if not billions, of people worldwide. It consumes the brains of those who have been profoundly affected by witnessing or experiencing great trauma. For them, what follows is turmoil, pain, and torment. Whether sleeping or awake, demons from the past are ever-present, echoing on and on, tumbling around in the mind’s eye, ▶
Mother Serves the Turkey II Mother Serves the Turkey II
Martha E. Ressler   •  Hamburg, Pennsylvania, USA More Info
$1025   Buy Now  » Everything is topsy-turvy. Usually when Mother “serves turkey,” she roasts it and carves it up for others to eat. Today, instead, she serves Mrs. Hen Turkey her favorite food, watermelon. To add to the strangeness, Pony is on strike, and Turtle is pulling Baby in the wagon. In the background there seems to be another war. Which one? It’s hard to keep ▶
Ukiyo-The Sadness of Life Ukiyo-The Sadness of Life
Deborah L. Runnels   •  Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA More Info
SOLD The word ukiyo (sadness of life) was originally a Buddhist idea of the transitory nature of life. The character, meaning “to float,” was substituted for the word transitory in the 1600s to express a hedonistic culture of a “floating world.” The wave symbolizes the powerful natural environmental occurrences of the earth and its elements that we cannot control. The floating ▶
Above and Below Above and Below
Mary C. Ruzich   •  Medford, Oregon, USA More Info
$500   Buy Now  » With increasing frequency, we are witnessing catastrophic events brought on by unstable and unpredictable atmospheric conditions. Likewise, heat and pressure beneath the earth’s surface are constantly shifting and moving the structures below. At any moment these tremendous energies can cause unprecedented chaos and turmoil. 
Shattered - The Labyrinth of Loss Shattered - The Labyrinth of Loss
Maggie Vanderweit   •  Fergus, Ontario, Canada More Info
NFSA beloved friend died of cancer. She was my soul sister, and I am struggling to imagine life without her. The grief comes in waves, and I am often blindsided by sorrow. To construct this quilt, I took irregular log cabin blocks, slashed them, and then put them back together in random, choppy arrangements. They echo the heartache of having to cobble together this strange new ▶


 

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