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PRINT of “Racism - The White Elephant in the Room #1”

PRINT of “Racism - The White Elephant in the Room #1”

This print is a digital copy of an original quilt by O.V. Brantley named “Racism- The White Elephant in the Room”. The quilt was inspired by an old saying “the elephant in the room”. The saying means there is an obvious problem but no one wants to talk about it. As the country erupted into social justice consciousness last year, I was inspired to make this quilt because in my mind, the elephant in the room is racism (intentional or unintentional) — the obvious problem that no one likes to talk about.

“Racism — the White Elephant in the Room #1” combines both piecing and applique in a 26 X 28 inch art quilt. The white elephant is appliquéd to a pieced rail fence background using a machine blanket stitch. The appliquéd block is framed by red and white sashing including a parade of elephants.

O.V. lovingly hand quilted “Racism — the White Elephant in the Room #1” with red thread. She embellished it with the word “racism”, added white buttons on the elephant for more dimension and accented my signature with three elephant charms.

“Racism — the White Elephant in the Room #1” is part of the traveling exhibit of O.V. Brantley’s solo exhibit of her red and white quilts entitled “Long Time Coming: A Retrospective of O.V. Brantley’s Red and White Quilts”. The exhibit premiered in Atlanta at the Emma Darnell Aviation Museum and Conference Center November 19, 2022 and will be featured at the 2023 International Quilt Festival in Houston November 2-5. The original quilt is currently not for sale.

The unframed archival pigment print (AKA Giclee) is printed on 100% cotton rag museum quality paper and framed with a white mat. Giclee prints are the state-of-the-art museum quality print medium today. The size of the matted print is 16 X 16 inches.

The print is signed on the front by the quilter and is delivered in a clear plastic bag.

  • Return Policy

    This print may be returned for a full refund within 7 days provided that it is returned in the original packaging in excellent condition.

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