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//SARA SHARP

Barriers to Freedom quilted collage of painted and printed fabrics 50”x 35” / 2016 Austin, TX

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Oppression, famine, and poverty cause people to flee their homelands, searching for a better life of opportunity and freedom. Some politicians and countries advocate building fences and walls to keep immigrants out of their countries. This quilt features passenger lists from the early 1900’s showing people, like my family’s ancestors, who were welcomed into the United States. In our time, we must again show kindness to provide bridges to safety for deserving immigrants.

//ELAINA BARNETT and here we are

graphite, fabric, speakers, mp3 player 43”x 72” / 2016 Shelbyville, KY

My work gently weaves a sense of commonality often through a process of interaction that can require vulnerability or energy from a person. My hope is that my work serves as a reminder of the constant interconnectivity between people, even if the specifics of the narrative of the work is unclear, allowing a more responsible way of interacting with the world in which we each live, and reminding us of the importance of empathy and compassion.

//DIANE SAVONA wall

salvaged clothing and blankets 75”x 49” / 2017 Passaic, NJ

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Facts can look like they are carved in stone, until the seams start to fray. At first, this piece seems to be solidly built with engraved blocks: a closer look reveals the old shirts sewn over a variety of lettering. Although not intended as a political statement, the wording on these blocks ( sanity, common sense, reality, FACTS, the truth) read more importantly now than ever before.

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