Faith Ringgold's The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles will brighten your favorite jacket or backpack.
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.
- Museum Exclusive
- Measures 1.5" x 1.25"
- Soft enamel and brass base metal
- Black rubber clutch back
- On paper story card
- Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
- WARNING: Small Parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age as this product contains small parts which could pose a chocking hazard.