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Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tyisha Clemons
    born 1995
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., 2010
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Not on display
  • EL2010.045
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
Native Son, Local Threads: Quilts Inspired by Richard Wright: A Central Junior High School Project with artist Marla Jackson, Jul-3-2010
Artist's Statement: "This was a great experience for me. It showed me how beautiful artwork can be and how creative I can be. I realized that I had to have a positive mind the whole time in order to succeed. I used different shades of brown so that the quilt would be more realistic and I put eyelashes on my quilt to bring his eyes out more. It seemed as if he was looking right at me, listening to everything I had to say. I chose to do Martin Luther King, Jr., because he was very positive and I am inspired by him."