Friday, April 06, 2007
The road to freedom is still filled with symbols and sign posts. Iconography is a cry of liberation for every era and culture that engages it. The textures of orthodox, European and Latin icons are interchangeable in our smaller world.
Sojourner Truth understood the power of image. She hoped people who bought her photo card would feel that her message lived on with them;
her message of inherent dignity and freedom.
The images on which we choose to set our eyes will determine our course.
A Ukrainian girl might choose to go far from home because she believes the images of an affluent lifestyle that are now racing into her new-born culture.
A Mexican woman may risk illegal boarder-crossing to feed her family. Or her brother may have been kidnapped to feed the appetite of someone addicted to his image on the internet.
The trafficker and the trafficked alike will pray to the Mother of God.
Leaders of every generation need to rally behind liberators.
Compassion as tender as the thread on a quilt is the only thing that will construct a lasting freedom.
machine pieced and quilted
cotton with rayon, nylon, and cotton thread
28 ¾” x 32 ½”