A select number of We Still Matter art prints are being offered framed, matted and ready to hang. The simple frames are 16" x 20" and include a custom acid free mat that perfectly frames the We Still Matter artwork. The print is protected by styrene plastic (not glass) making it sturdy and lightweight to ship and hang. The prints will be signed before shipping.
ABOUT THE QUILT: This quilt was inspired after sitting with the pieces of clothing left over after making three memorial quilts for Steven Taylor's two sons and his Grandma Addie who raised him. On April 18th, 2020 while having a mental health crisis Steven Taylor was murdered by the San Leandro Police Department. I wanted to create something meaningful with these sacred scraps and let them inspire this quilt. Among other things the fist represents power, solidarity, and resilience. It also represents a symbol of hope and strength for the family. This quilt was created in the middle of the pandemic where the very traditional and grounding log cabin quilt block became a cornerstone of much of my work. The background and palm in the fist both embrace the log cabin. The idea of using the rips found in Steven’s jeans as knuckles in the fist came to me as I was communing with the scraps. I explored ruler work to quilt the background creating a feeling of an organic fractured surface almost as if the fist is busting through resistance. It is accented with hand quilting on the fist.