“As an artist, I strongly believe art has the capacity to touch the spirit, engage, educate, and heal in ways that words alone cannot.”

Carolyn L. Mazloomi

Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow

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The visual and metaphorical links between textiles and human beings are fertile ground for narrative quilts as statement.  Every human being in the world has a “cradle to grave” relationship with textiles. Quilts articulate a powerful language of familiarity through which they may speak to and about our experience as human beings. I am drawn to vulnerable people – the disenfranchised, dispossessed, outsiders.  The injustice and harsh realities of the daily lives of those in need motivate me to create artwork depicting their circumstances. These are people who deserved to be heard, seen and understood, especially women and children. My intention is to invite the viewer into contemplation and raise awareness concerning issues they may be unfamiliar with.