Weeping for Home
In the course of human history, many people have faced exile or been forced to seek new lives far from the shores of home. These refugees carry in their hearts memories of family, friends, and familiar landscapes that shine like treasured jewels in the darkness of uncertain futures. Weeping for Home is the fourth in a series of willow trees. This piece depicts a scene from Psalm 137, in which the Israelite captives wept by the rivers of Babylon when they remembered Zion, their former home. Their captors demanded they play music and sing, but the despondent slaves hung their harps on willow trees that lined the river, unable to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land. The lattice background hints at the Israelite's confinement, while the blurred colors reflect the loss of their distinction as God's special and separate people, His treasure.
Weeping for Home was created using fused commercial cotton fabrics and quilted with Superior thread.