No need to be humble….
Best in Show – Morris Graves Museum/Humboldt Arts Council Member Show 2007
(the following is the artist statement that hung with the quilt at the local quilt show.Â The statement does not hang at the Morris Graves)
Cabrini-Green Public Housing
Wikipedia: â€œCabrini-Green in a public housing project in Chicagoâ€™s North Side. At its height, Cabrini Green was home to 20,000 people, living in mid and high rise apartment buildings. Over the years gang violence and neglect created terrible conditions for the residents and the name â€œCabrini-Greenâ€ became symbolic of problems associated with public housing in the United States. Currently 5,000 residents remain in Cabrini-Green.â€
My son rides past what remains of Cabrini-Green on his way to work in Chicago. Most of the original housing projects have been torn down and are being replaced by newer buildings. This 15-story high rise is one of the last remaining buildings. The structure is scarred with fire damage, there are burned out apartments, and a majority of the windows are boarded up or covered in newspaper. My son was impressed with how much this building reminded him of a quilt. There are one hundred and sixty-five identical rectangular window units; all the same and all very different. Many people still call this home, and to continue the quilt analogy, the residents find warmth and security in this soon to be demolished building.
Clay told me last night: “No need to be humble Mom, you’re not that good.” (something that Stu Peck once told Clay)
(This means that I can toot my own horn for a while)