Dearly Beloved quilt
Dearly Beloved quilt

"Dearly Beloved: We are our own Record Keepers," a commemoration of Black and Indigenous people murdered through state sanctioned violence. Initiated by two Black mothers and professors, this project involved memorializing 32 individuals through painted portraits and through the construction of a quilt.”

Dearly Beloved Unnamed Unknown
Dearly Beloved Unnamed Unknown

Center quilt painting and words by artist Dara Bayer, 2015

“The portraits were created by local artists in Boston and Providence. The quilt was created by women of color, ages 6 to 70; they connected in the African American tradition of quilting circles. A remembrance that records and honors lives that have been senselessly and unjustly taken.”

Dearly Beloved
Dearly Beloved

“Both the portraits and the quilt were featured in a mass memorial service that took place on October 2, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in which students wrote and read eulogies for each of the memorialized individuals. The goal is for other cities to create their own "Dearly Beloved" quilts as a way to both record our own histories and heal from the traumas of living under the white supremacist, colonial systems of the u.s.”

Safer Rhodes Coalition and Pronk banners
Safer Rhodes Coalition and Pronk banners

Banners made with Coalition members to support their work in supporting immigrant rights and community safety. Also made for Pronk 2016 parade.

Migration is Beautiful
Migration is Beautiful
No Human Being is Illegal
No Human Being is Illegal
migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window: Stuffed ducks. Dyed printed and sewn recycled t-shirt jersey knits.

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window: Stuffed ducks. Dyed printed and sewn recycled t-shirt jersey knits.

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

102 changing threads
102 changing threads

Slater Mill: the mother of all strikes

photo by Susan O'Connell

102 changing threads
102 changing threads

Slater Mill: the mother of all strikes

102 changing threads
102 changing threads

Slater Mill: the mother of all strikes

photo by Katie Krafft

feather bag
feather bag

Design for Cojolya Association

feather bag
feather bag

Design for Cojolya Association

feather bag pheasant
feather bag pheasant
feather bag flamingo
feather bag flamingo

feather patterned jaspe stripe detail

we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

fundraiser print for New Urban Arts:

 

we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

fundraiser print for New Urban Arts:

we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

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we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

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we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

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we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

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we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple

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Dearly Beloved quilt
Dearly Beloved Unnamed Unknown
Dearly Beloved
Safer Rhodes Coalition and Pronk banners
Migration is Beautiful
No Human Being is Illegal
migrating ducks
migrating ducks
migrating ducks
migrating ducks
migrating ducks
migrating ducks
migrating ducks
102 changing threads
102 changing threads
102 changing threads
feather bag
feather bag
feather bag pheasant
feather bag flamingo
we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple
we don't like to keep it simple
Dearly Beloved quilt

"Dearly Beloved: We are our own Record Keepers," a commemoration of Black and Indigenous people murdered through state sanctioned violence. Initiated by two Black mothers and professors, this project involved memorializing 32 individuals through painted portraits and through the construction of a quilt.”

Dearly Beloved Unnamed Unknown

Center quilt painting and words by artist Dara Bayer, 2015

“The portraits were created by local artists in Boston and Providence. The quilt was created by women of color, ages 6 to 70; they connected in the African American tradition of quilting circles. A remembrance that records and honors lives that have been senselessly and unjustly taken.”

Dearly Beloved

“Both the portraits and the quilt were featured in a mass memorial service that took place on October 2, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in which students wrote and read eulogies for each of the memorialized individuals. The goal is for other cities to create their own "Dearly Beloved" quilts as a way to both record our own histories and heal from the traumas of living under the white supremacist, colonial systems of the u.s.”

Safer Rhodes Coalition and Pronk banners

Banners made with Coalition members to support their work in supporting immigrant rights and community safety. Also made for Pronk 2016 parade.

Migration is Beautiful
No Human Being is Illegal
migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window: Stuffed ducks. Dyed printed and sewn recycled t-shirt jersey knits.

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window: Stuffed ducks. Dyed printed and sewn recycled t-shirt jersey knits.

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

migrating ducks

Dirt Palace window

photo by Norlan Olivo

102 changing threads

Slater Mill: the mother of all strikes

photo by Susan O'Connell

102 changing threads

Slater Mill: the mother of all strikes

102 changing threads

Slater Mill: the mother of all strikes

photo by Katie Krafft

feather bag

Design for Cojolya Association

feather bag

Design for Cojolya Association

feather bag pheasant
feather bag flamingo

feather patterned jaspe stripe detail

we don't like to keep it simple

fundraiser print for New Urban Arts:

 

we don't like to keep it simple

fundraiser print for New Urban Arts:

we don't like to keep it simple

detail

we don't like to keep it simple

detail

we don't like to keep it simple

detail

we don't like to keep it simple

detail

we don't like to keep it simple

detail

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