Doris Madsen 🧡
In the 1940s my mother did a large embroidery of the historic ship Mayflower which sailed in 1620 from England to what is now Plymouth Massachusetts. Through drawings and rubbings I began interpreting the piece. As the pandemic transpired, I learned of the disproportionate suffering of people of color in this country in the midst of the global crisis. I was depicting 400 years of white supremacy and systemic racism. Whether in our 21st century streets or our 17th century forests, guns are the symbol of the loss of human life and unless we deeply change our way of life the suffering will continue forever.
Doris Madsen is based in Easthampton, MA
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