Saturday, January 26, 2013

#imapiece of the puzzle

You are a piece of the puzzle. Move.

Shipping my pieces to the U.K. to join a large installation of pieces.

I participated in the #imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw Project by making these two puzzle pieces.

What it is?

"Using jigsaw pieces stitched by craftivists... the project will create an art installation to awareness of the issues of world hunger and injustice."

Hand silkscreened fabric by Rebecca Ringquist.

Specifically, this campaign is in support of the Save the Children Race Against Hunger campaign.

I chose to stitch these favorite lines by Elie Wiesel, who I've always found so inspiring. And a little frightening in his depth of his suffering compared with his great compassion, truth be told. His decision to side with life after the horrors he faced moves and humbles me.

"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

More Wiesel quotes found here

Neutrality and silence as contributors to oppression and torment... it is a dark and profound statement. And true.


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