In 2015 I made a series of art pieces documenting disabled children murdered by their parent(s) in 2015. This quilt will premiere at the at Voices in Cloth 2016 Quilt Show, a show of over 300 quilts in Richmond, CA. The image below is the design draft. I will replace it when the completed quilt. Image description is below the quilt.
Image description: Large quilt (58″ wide x 90″ long) containing 14 blue squares and 3 text boxes on a blue background. From top to bottom (by rows):
Row 1: Large text: America’s Class of 2015: Disabled children murdered by their parents in 2015
Row 2 has 4 large blue squares, each containing a photograph of a child with their information below.
Emily Kaminski, Ezekial Castro, Malik Drummond, Aiden Archer
Row 3: text box: “There is no “mercy” in killing. No explanation that justifies taking a child’s life. It is simply murder. To say otherwise dishonors all the disabled children killed by the people they love.
One blue square: Janiya Thomas
Row 4: La’Marion Jordan, Owen Collins, Hayden Dukes, Ahziya Osceola
Row 5: One blue square: Julian Roary, Jr.
Text box: “We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Eulogy for the Martyred Children (1963)
Row 6: Hakan Erdem, Maxwell Peterson, Mieya Daniel, Angel Goodwin