Lori Greene/Gustavo Lira | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement As we considered artistic possibilities that directly related to housing or the home, we decided to create a quilt, because this object calls to mind warmth, comfort, and security much the way a house does. We also thought it would be really exciting to work with kids to help develop some of the imagery we incorporated. This project has enabled us to work together using our respective media. We’re both committed to doing art that promotes social change. And we both believe in, and acknowledge in our work, the importance of our individual ancestries: Gustavo looks to the imagery and history of Mexico, and Lori is inspired by African and Native American art.