“Zahra, Age 5, Syrian Refugee” by Sandra Bruce
This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition.
When I first saw the photo of Zahra, taken by Muhammed Muheisen, I knew I would have to make a quilt of her in my Matrix technique. Her face, and especially her eyes, say so much about what she has endured in her young life, and I wanted to capture it in fabric. The children of Syria have suffered beyond belief, and as a mother my heart goes out to them. Her pink hair ties remind us that despite her plight, she is merely a small child, who deserves a childhood, as all children do. The quilt contains approximately 500 2-inch squares, many of them pieced. Photo used with permission from The Associated Press.