Liberty Deconstructed/Reconstructed | Social Commentary

Liberty Deconstructed Resized
27.5″ high x 20″ wide
Photography by Douglas Sandberg

My satiric take on a prototype wall for the US–Mexico border, this quilt features recycled fencing strung between fabric “slats” that are surprisingly green in so arid a landscape … and somehow familiar. That’s because they come from a disgraced icon: the patinated copper from the Statue of Liberty.


SAQA Global: Forced to Flee, May 25, 2019–August 21, 2022

• Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL, May 25–Aug. 24, 2019

• Daura Gallery, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg VA, Aug. 12, 2020–Nov. 20, 2020

• Mills Station Arts & Culture Center, Rancho Cordova CA, Jan. 1–31, 2021

• Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas PA, March 25–June 6, 2021

•  Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, July 3–Nov. 7, 2021

• Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek CA, Feb. 26–June 19, 2022

• Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK, Aug. 18, 2022–Aug. 21, 2022