These Truths

I designed These Truths during the summer of 2020 when George Floyd’s senseless death replayed on cable news. The officer’s knee pressed against Floyd’s neck became emblematic of America’s painful perpetuation of racial injustices. Floyd’s invocation of his deceased mother and his unheeded pleas–“I can’t breathe”– gave new life to Black Lives Matter. In aContinue reading “These Truths”

Elements

Mighty ocean waves crash forward with rhythmic predictability, and hefty winds howl with disregard. In defiance, we put up thin wooden fences to hold blowing sand grains in place and erect stilt houses to outsmart surging tides. While these powerful forces threaten to overtake us, we tenderly embrace our fragile existence and hope that weContinue reading “Elements”

My Corner of the Universe

Like cosmic explorers gliding into another world, we gently land under a canopy of stars and audaciously stake our claim here—at the edge of everything. Down the way, at the intersection where sunrises and sunsets cross, fellow travelers ebb and flow with the seasons. We stay—along with wild horses, deer, and coyote—to ride out epicContinue reading “My Corner of the Universe”

Crown of Thorns

Creative ideas can flow from things we see and know, but what about things we can’t see and don’t yet know? Do they have a role to play? That’s where this story begins. Wanting to make a contemporary medallion quilt, I started with a modern variation of a “bear paw” block. I liked the lookContinue reading “Crown of Thorns”