Dearly Beloved Unnamed Unknown(2015)

The centerpiece of the quilt represents the countless unnamed and unknown Black and Indigenous lives taken through state sanctioned violence since the inception of the colonial-settler u.s.a. The vibrant colors and semi-abstracted forms within the silhouetted portrait are meant to capture the infinite complexity and resilience of these ancestral spirits that were unjustly ripped away from their physical bodies. The black hood references the white supremacist construction of black criminality.