Shown on a black backdrop - not part of the artwork
Look above the Capitol dome - there is a shape that looks like a jet about to crash. This was a random coloration of the hand-dyed fabric that I chose to position in this way. Repercussions from September 11 will always haunt us.
The word in the cartoonish voice balloon, behind the fence and police line, is
The note reads: “P.S. to DC, MD, VA – We don’t feel like reimbursing you for
inaugural security anymore. Just take $17,000,000 out of your Homeland
Security budgets. – W “
After the 2004 presidential election, I looked at my greyhound Gold Dust, lying on the floor
in the sun, and was envious of his obliviousness. That moment initiated a long series of
politically-inspired quilts. Gold Dust became my ‘everyman’, the average citizen, a common patriot.