Faith Ringgold The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles Umbrella
While sunflowers tilt to the sun to grow, Faith Ringgold's colorful quilt depicted in The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles will protect you from the rain!
In this lithograph, eight powerful African American women from the past and present display a colorful quilt that is a communal symbol of their achievements. From upper left they are Madam Walker, Sojourner Truth, Ida Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Ella Baker. A ninth figure, on the lower left, is Willia Marie Simone, a fictional character created by the artist. Vincent van Gogh, well known for his paintings of sunflowers, stands to the right.
Through words and text, symbol and metaphor, Ringgold acknowledges the contributions of African American women and honors their traditions. She is a painter, soft sculptor, quilter, performance artist, and author; and she always speaks in a clear voice that affirms women, especially African American women.
This umbrella is a museum exclusive, and features an auto open and close button, and a matching slipcase.
- Museum exclusive
- Automatic open and close button
- 48" arc when open
- 12 1/2" x 2" x 2 1/4" when folded and closed
- 100% polyester fabric