After her father George Floyd was murdered, his daughter Gianna told then presidential candidate Joe Biden “Daddy Changed the World.” This stitched fabric wall hanging (44” x 40”) is from a series of work done in response to events during the coronavirus pandemic. I developed "Nuestra Dama de la Corona" (or, "Lady Corona"), a comforting figure not unlike a deity or favorite doll. The "Lady Corona Comforter Series" features Lady Corona present at contemporary scenes or within scenarios of significance. Lady Corona wears a face mask, a small crown, and has a youthful figure. The artworks feature 19 flowers (symbolic of COVID-19). Heart shapes are often present. Lady Corona is represented here as a Barbie-type doll echoing Gianna’s gesture.
I began with a small quilted background, 44" by 40", which provided a consistent textural ground onto which I appliqued cotton fabric. The images are composed onto the quilt in layered parts, sewn onto the surface much like one might construct a collage. I used primarily cotton fabric, with exceptions for the satin banner and other details. The artwork can be displayed from a curtain rod as a wall-hanging.