Freedom, 2018

Following the indictment of Larry Nassar, students from my Color and Design courses at Michigan State University came together to create a community quilt. In listening to the powerful testimonials from survivors, it is clear that there is an inevitable loss of freedom that comes with sexual assault. In an effort of healing, students individually created quilt squares based on their interpretation of freedom. We then pieced each square together to form a quilt, an object that can provide comfort in this difficult time. The quilt was donated to the Teal Quilt Project, a community-engaged arts organization that has proposed to create one quilt for each of the over 300 survivors. It is currently on display at the MSU Union Gallery along with other quilts donated to the project.