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34.5 in(109 cm x 88 cm)
I recently learned about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement. Though rarely reported, murder is the third leading cause of death for Native women. This number is startling because Native people only make up 2% of the U.S. overall population. A red hand over the mouth has become the symbol of the MMIW movement. It represents all the missing sisters whose voices are not heard, and the silence amid this crisis. February 14 is MMIW National Day of Action and Awareness. May 5 is the official MMIW Day, Wear Red Day, and is also known for “No More Stolen Sisters.” My hope is that this traveling art quilt will bring awareness to MMIW. Go to Nativehope.org for information.
Commercial fabric, acrylic paint
Collaged, raw edge appliquéd, hand painted, machine embroidered, free motion quilted