My ‘Spring’ quilt is a patchwork of history, memory and hope
Abstraction in visual art is built from color, line, form and perspective. It also grows out of an artist’s lived experience. My experience as a Black woman in America is precious to me, because it is the sum of the lives and struggles of my ancestors — men and women who refused to be defeated, no matter how hard America tried. Sometimes this history is clearly legible, in jagged lines, sharp angles or dissonant colors. Sometimes it is subtle, like a whisper.