25″ x 40″ Baby Boomers make up a significant portion of the population, and they have moved into the “senior” age group. The wisdom of the ages used to count. We used to give our elders respect. Parents taught that. As a society, we have put the elderly out to pasture far too soon. I […]
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which had been drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. It delineated the rights to which all humans in all countries should be entitled. Forty-six artists from six countries created this collection of 62 art quilts based on those rights. This poignant collection includes quilts celebrating the heroes who fought for rights long denied to various groups of people as well as the events that drew the attention of news media as well as the public. Personal stories round out the collection. These are my three pieces created for OURstory.
Suffrage Long Denied
25″ x 40″ Anna, my grandmother, was born to Norwegian immigrants in the South Dakota Territory in 1888. South Dakota was admitted to the Union the next year. Being a citizen with a vote was a right granted to her father and brothers, but it wasn’t available to her mother and the three girls. Women […]
25″ x 40″ The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people (one in nine) in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016. Undernutrition is responsible for almost half of all deaths in children under five, estimated to be about three million a year. The […]