The theme of "haven" inspired this art quilt. Based on fears inherited from his mother and grandfather who had fled pogroms in Russia for haven in America, a man I knew would measure a person as a friend or confidante, a person of trust, by this single question, "Would he hide me?" One hundred years after those ancestors arrived, America is still seen as a place of refuge by persecuted immigrants. In recent times, however, it has sadly proven less hospitable, even to those already here.
I cut a large stencil of a man, applied it with textile paint to cotton, and cut it into strips. The words I stenciled with commercially made letters and deColourant, which selectively takes the dye out of the cloth.