Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 20 - World Refugee Day

This piece - Night: The Path -  was inspired by the stories from Uganda in 2006. “Every evening, in war-torn northern Uganda, 40,000 children leave home and trek to the safety of special night shelters." There they could be protected from being kidnapped and forced to be child solders. 

The textile form itself, the long narrow repeating blocks is drawn from Kuba cloth, a style common in the DRC, which borders Uganda. Silhouettes replace more traditional patterns and create a wave of humanity seeking home and safety.

There are about 25 million refugees and displaced persons around the world.

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