Do Palma

Shadows Of Conscience IV
fabric, thread
42 x 25 in.

Looking at the Berlin wall, I asked my son, “What do you think it’s like for memories of this to be on one’s conscience?” He replied, “What do you think you as an American have on your conscience?” My reflections on this conversation produced a series of four quilts entitled, “Shadows of Conscience.”

And, recently, I’ve been unable to ignore the state of integrity in my government and in numerous locations around the world.

Serious or humorous, political or playful, my art quilting is an emotional response to what’s going on within myself or in the world around me. Beginning with the Latin American symbols and colors I lived with as a child in Venezuela, plus a mix of images evoked by my travels and life experiences, along with strong motivations toward political commentary, I explore a variety of materials and techniques, including dyeing, printmaking, stenciling, beadwork, and the application of words and modified photographs to fabric.

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