On Courthouse Steps is a series of 4 quilts that use the traditional ‘courthouse step’ block pattern to discuss themes of injustice within the ‘justice’ system. Each quilt follows the same pattern, using colour and material to speak to themes of racism, gender and disability discrimination and Indigenous sovereignty. Plant-based dyes are used throughout, representing abundance.
On Courthouse Steps, September 17-December 31, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Colours Of Us
Cotton, hand-dyed, plant dyes: sumac, black walnut shells and hulls, avocado, yellow onion
Many Ways Of Being
Cotton, clothing, hand-dyed, plant dyes: buckthorn leaves and berries, red cabbage, yellow onion, avocado, logwood, goldenrod
Cotton, denim, monks cloth, cellophane, hand-dyed, plant dyes
Cotton, cyanotype print, hand-dyed, plant dyes: willow, black walnut, sumac, buckthorn, curly dock, stinging nettle, black beans, red cabbage, mulberry