Monday, October 12, 2009

Artist of the Week: Faith Ringgold

 October 8 was the birthday of American painter, quilter and storyteller Faith Ringgold

photo by Grace Mathews

Coming to Jones Road


Tar Beach

The Sunflower's Quilting Bee at Arles

Anniversary 2007


  1. These are wonderful pictures.

    Incidentally, today is Singing Bear's birthday. I wonder where/how he is.

  2. Her work really is beautiful, isn't it? I spent years of my life hand sewing quilts and have a very deep respect for anyone who continued the devotion to that level.

  3. Great stuff. Another artists I have not come across before. Thanks!

  4. I discovered her work when I checked out a childrens book for my children many years ago - Tar Beach, written and illustrated by FR, with the story quilts and other paintings. I also saw one large and two small story quilts at an exhibition in VT.

    Thanks for enjoying this with me Bobbie, Susan and Jams.

    Many smiles,

  5. the quilts, art, Faith, amazing!

    thank you for sharing her with me.

  6. These are wonderful - so expressive without being disturbing or pretentious. I hope all the fabrics are lightfast...

    Her work reminds me a little of Hundertwasser.


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