Susan Slesinger – Flight
Inspiration: People have had to flee from their homes due to famine, war, danger or economic necessity since the dawn of time
There is an immigration checkpoint about twenty miles north of the US-Mexico border on the major north-south motorway I5. Passing through this checkpoint usually entails a wait in heavy traffic and a cursory visual inspections. Shortly before the checkpoint, which is in a rural area, there is a cautionary yellow road sign showing a family fleeing with the word “caution”. This road sign inspired this piece about the universality of people endangering their lives to flee due to political, economic, safety or other reasons. Stories about flight abound in many cultures. The background fabric was created by Equilter for last year’s Love your Mother challenge.
Techniques: Fusible machine applique, free motion machine quilting.
Materials: Digitally printed fabric, hand dyed Cherrywood seeded cotton, commercially printed cotton, cotton batting, cotton and polyester threads.