Hairline Trigger: P is for Play

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Hairline Trigger: P is for Play
15.5 in
15.5 in
(39 cm x 39 cm)
Photo Credit
Ken Sanville
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With daily reports of gun-related violence in the news, raising a child in the world today is a daunting task. Boys are particularly susceptible, and socially conditioned, to gun usage. Toy guns have been a hotly debated issue in our home; one that feels like an attempt to hold back the tide.

Antique linens suggest a history of women and mothers. The thread that depicts the line drawings of my son's toy guns is my own hair. Threading the needle with each hair, I stitched, couched, and conceptually quilted my many hours of contemplation on the wisdom of toy guns.