Revolution 2011: Order and Disorder (41.5" x 46", 105cm x 117cm, machine pieced, appliquéd and quilted; hand appliquéd) commemorates the liberation of Tripoli, Libya and the end of an ugly dictatorship.
The outer squares (top and right) represent an order that disintigrates into disorder, yet there is a flow, there is hope. However, the black borders represent rupture and the possibility of chaos upon whose edge Libya now teeters.
The warm colors of the central panel are stitched with "extreme" needle turn appliqué, which I worked on over the course of ten years, while the cool colors provide a contrast with machine appliqué that allows the raw edges to show. The frayed edges suggest an unraveling of society, of stability, of things we take for granted.
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