While this new work is a modern quilt with a contemporary theme, it stands firmly in the tradition of subversive stitching in quilts.

When officers of the law become judge, jury, and executioners, killing unarmed black citizens, we all have a problem.  The police act on our behalf.  This slogan from the Black Lives Matter movement challenges our complicity in the face of these injustices.  It demands our attention.  We must find a way to hold our police officers close, and still hold them accountable.  This piece is included in the Studio Art Quilt Associates Loaded Conversations exhibition.

The work is silk dupion, hand-painted fabrics, layered and stitched.  Embellished with hand-painted, frayed twine.
letters on white quilted silk

(White) Silence is Violence, by Mary Vaneecke

text on densely quilted white sillk

detail, (White) Silence is Violence by Mary Vaneecke

(White) Silence is Violence | 2018 | Instincts and Intuition Blog--(click on the photo to learn more), Modern Quilts, New Work, Subversive Stitching | Media: , | Tags: , | Comments (4)

4 Responses to “(White) Silence is Violence”

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi Mary,
    I saw your quilt Silence is Violence, and I am writing to invite you to participate in “Unnatural Election” (www.unnaturalelection.com) featuring over 250 international artists. The project is exhibited regularly and online.
    If you are interested, please find complete submission details here: http://www.unnaturalelection.com/artwork

    Curator “Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election”

  2. Dureen Berg says:

    Your piece is very powerful, Mary. I hope to be able to see it in person.

  3. Hi Mary, What is the cost of your quilt about silence?

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