Freedom Quilt by Jessie B. Telfair (1913 – 1986). Made in 1983. Jessie was fired from her job in a school cafeteria because she registered to vote during the Civil Rights Movement. The pain of the incident stayed with her her whole life and fellow quiltmakers urged her to express her pain through her art.

“That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself.” ― Fanny Lewald

Whether from an 18th-century king or 21st-century racism, sexism, and homophobia, freedom from inequality has been a passionate battle Americans of all races and walks of life have fought for centuries. 2020’s Fourth of July comes at a turbulent time in our country, and this holiday we honor all of those who have fought for equality, justice, and independence.

This week, explore American Flag art, poetry, and poignant commentary on independence with us.

Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue by Georgia O’Keeffe

Flag Wall by Banksy

America by Claude McKay

Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutz

Little Old Glory #2, Circuit Board Art, by Gregory Arth

July 4th by May Swenson

Three Flags by Jasper Johns

Andy Warhol, 1983 by Alberto Schommer

“A Nation’s Story: ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’” from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

In Alabama: Indigo Flag Quilt, from Alabama Chanin

Our studio, offices, and production facility will be closed this Friday in observance of Independence Day. We’ll be back in the studio at 8am on Monday, July 6th. We wish you and yours a safe holiday weekend.

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@ The School of Making
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