Monday, 30 May 2016
Millie Thomas - Long Walk Home
I used some jam jar dyed fabric for the background and some bucket dyed textured fabric for the women. I drew freehand the shapes for the burkas.
Using variegated thread I stitched it, leaving a lot unquilted to give a sense of distance and a mountainous background.
The plight of those women really touches me to the core, more so than the children and men for they are the ones trying to hold it all together in diabolical and risky situations.
Whoever wants to leave the country of their birth? Not many of us. But to have control over their futures stolen by war, to the extent that they must save their children's lives by becoming refugees, leaving their patents, or struggling to carry them too, how must that feel?
I know I feel helpless and hopeless just thinking about it. How about you?