Karen Sjoholm
Prayer Quilt
1999
gauze, transfers, text, sewing
5'(h) x 3.5'(w)
A collection of prayers, healing herbs, and images of spiritual icons from many cultures repeated over and over on sewn medical pads. from a distance the text looks like blood but when one gets closer the words of the prayers (broken up but readable) come into focus. This combination of text and imagery is a meditation on the coexistence of pain and beauty in our lives.
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