By A Thread (2004)

By A Thread (detail)

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Based on the starblanket pattern prominent in First Nations quilting designs. This piece is constructed from black and white photographs of women from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. The photos were torn into diamond shapes and sewn back together to form a complete and new star shape, representing the strengths of women and the bonds of community.

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