We Still Matter Art Print

Latifah Saafir Studios

Regular price $24.00 Sale

We Still Matter art print. The artwork on this 14” x 14” print measures 12” x 12”. It fits well in 14” x 14” square frame or a larger frame with a mat with a 12” x 12” opening. Available signed or unsigned.

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.