Thursday, April 19, 2018

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is presenting the exhibit
GUNS: Loaded Conversations
April 22 to July 15, 2018

The catalog, above, shows the work of 32 SAQA members
(Studio Art Quilts Ass.)

 My art work gives my one-sided view of this conversation.
The printed words and the bloody gun say it all.
Bullet holes with red showing through caused a ragged edge 
of this 26 by 32 linch piece., titled
Outline on Asphalt.
Another artist, Shawn Quinlan's work asks, 
"If now is not the time to talk about this, then when is?"
My art work was created in 1994 when 
there were many deaths from gun violence.
I felt strongly then and ever since that time 
and yet nothing is ever done to stop the proliference of guns.
Common sense says this has to stop 
but we have a huge lobbying group who will not let it.
One can see that this conversation needs to go on and 
yet, conversation will not stop the gun violence.
Maybe our young students will be able to take action
 as the adults never have.

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