A newspaper headline prompted me to commemorate the 655,000 Iraqi civilians killed in the Iraq war between 2003 and 2006. The act of stitching became a meditation the messiness, waste, and futility of war.
Trying to visually imagine the scope of the casualties, I stitched each of the four panels from 100 tiny scraps of fabric. It would take more than six thousand of these panels to represent the countless bright souls lost to war.
Some of my thoughts as I worked are stitched into the backs of the panels, and can be seen as 'mirror-writing' on the front.
Officials in both the US and in Iraq agree that this was a war about oil.
50% from the sale of this piece will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International.
Fresh, innovative designs and fine workmanship define Kristin Miller's hand-made quilts.. Quilt designs are original--not copies of someone else's work. Bright colours & unusual fabrics create vivid textile works of art