DAWN WILLIAMS BOYD
CLOTH PAINTINGS SERIES: The Trump Era

Though his name, his face and his political party appear prominently in The Trump Era Series this group of cloth paintings does not have anything to do with the 45th U.S. President directly. The series discusses political and cultural issues that were in the headlines of the world's news agencies before and during his administration. I have used his name in order to place the series historically for future generations. Because of his negative influence, and that of his adherents, situations that should have been handled in an enlightened, intelligent, pro-science and humane manner were undermined, ignored, depleted and exacerbated to the point where our democracy has been threatened.

Trump Day: Uncle Sam's Picnic     2017

59 x 37 inches                                   

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

The Marionettist: Vladimir's Pocket

53 x 25 x 5 inches                       2018

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, yarn, man's wool suit jacket, doll, silk ribbon, acrylic paints. Appliqued by hand and machine; embellished and embroidered and quilted by hand.

Food Deserts      2019

59 x 60 inches                       

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Incarceration     2019

60 x 60 inches                 

Assorted fabrics, cotton and wool embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand

Gerrymandering     2020

59.5 x 59 inches               

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Black Mothers' Mortality     2020

59.5 x 59 inches                         

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss and handmade doll. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Erasing Obama     2018

71 x 59 inches                               

Assorted fabrics. Appliqued by machine; quilted by hand.

Puerto Rico 2018                                                2019         60 x 60 inches                   

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Racism No Longer Has the Decency to Hide Its Face

60 x 60 inches                                                   2019

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued, embroidered and quilted by hand.

Immigration      2019

60 x 60 inches               

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Trump's America    2020

59.5 x 59.7 inches                   

Assorted fabrics.

Pieced and appliqued by machine, quilted by hand.

American Gothic     2020

60 x 60 inches                     

Assorted fabric and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

Crimes Against Humanity      2020

61 x 58.5 inches                 

Whole cotton cloth and cotton embroidery floss. Embroidered and quilted by hand.

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