The One for Eric G

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The One for Eric G
78 in
78 in
(198 cm x 198 cm)
Photo Credit
Yvonne Fuchs
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The improvisational patchwork here is meant to remind one of graffiti scrawled impulsively on a wall in the shadows. Hand-quilting in winding trails of various reds invokes brick and blood.

A quilt in my "Elegy" series, this one is for Eric Garner who was killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, 2014 on Staten Island. His suspected crime was selling loose cigarettes on a street corner. Recorded in a viral video on a smart phone, these were Eric's last words.

For me, these words are filled with meaning far beyond this incident.
Cotton, hand-dyed perle cotton
Machine pieced, longarm machine quilted (by Pamela Cole), hand quilted (by Chawne Kimber)