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MICHELLE D. FLAMER


 

                   


Country of Origin
Mixed Media
35 x 26
On display at Zenith Gallery until October 15, 2016
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I made "Country of Origin" in the style of an arpillera, a textile art form made in resistance to tyranny. I went to my local coffee roaster and asked for a burlap bag, a traditional material used by the Chilean arpillerists. I already had the design in mind to feature the White House with St. Basil's [Kremlin] rising behind (coincidentally, I made and finished this quilt before the TIME magazine cover was published with a similar theme!). As I cut the coffee bean bag, I noticed the stamped words: Country of Origin. I knew I had the title of my textile. The origin of this 45th presidency is Russia, I have no doubt.
 

 


Dearly Departed
Mixed Media
41 x 30
On display at Zenith Gallery until October 15, 2016
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"Dearly Departed" is an art quilt made in the style of a Victorian mourning quilt, a style I have used previously. It is hand embroidered and machine quilted. Materials used include commercial cotton, Japanese daiwabo, encaustic wax and paint medium. This quilt expresses my profound grief over the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. The tombstones express the potential demise of our American freedoms if we do not resist this regime.
 


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