This textile art work was on display with the Ellis County “What If” Art Group from April 1 – 30, 2021
at the Ennis County Community Center. Hand and machine stitching with hand beading. 28″L X 13 1/2″ W
Day After Day
This tri-panel textile art work is on display with the Carroll Harris-Simms Competition Exhibition
from December 17 – May 10, at the African American Museum of Dallas.
(A) Day after day, lye mixes with boiling water. If only it could whiten the blots of suffering from her mind. Lives come and go. Babies swing. Children play. Parents labor. Who will find freedom’s release, like these vapors in the wind?
(B) Day after day, children tend babies and shout out to mamas in the fields. In ten more years: one girl is dead, one twin is left, and two boys are fieldhands. In fifteen more years: one boy escapes and two girls become mama’s to pale-skinned babies.
(C) Day after day, fingers bleed but will toughen against the unmerciful hulls. They fill baskets with daily quotas but fill their hearts with the hope of something better, if not in this life, then heaven. Thanking Jesus, this life is but a vapor.
If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Could Ride
29″ L x 25″ W
Original appliques, hand embroidery
When a much younger Sandra wished for a change requiring patience and insight she did not yet possess; this quote would roll from the tongue of her mother.