Kantha cloth, embroidery, machine stitching, embellishments60"H X 32"W
While researching my great-grandmother's hometown in Poland, I came across a study of Polish witches in the 18th and 19th centuries (by Michael Ostling). This quilt is an homage to three of the women who were arrested in their villages for stealing the morning dew, a material, I learned, that was both magical and practical.
Romance comics of the 1940s and 50s featured teary-eyed women who wept through their romantic and career struggles. I wanted to see these recurring images in a new light: in a sense reclaiming their importance as lessons we comics readers absorbed in our childhoods. Now looking back, and retelling their stories in a narrative quilt, I can appreciate their struggles and their tears.