Peeling Layers Back
Cotton, metallic lace
33” x 33”
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
State University Museum
"Underneath our many layers of clothing and skin we
are the same.
Marvel at our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Have a heart, reach out, and lend a hand...
Make a difference in the short time we have..."
This quilt was included in Roots of Racism, a juried international
exhibition first organized in 2000 in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibition
began when quilt artist Susan Leslie Lumsden sent a plea over the
Internet calling on her fellow quilters to address the global problems
of prejudice and hatred. Within hours, hundreds of American quilters
had responded and the concept for a group exhibition was subsequently
shown at the US Ambassador's Residence in Islamabad, Pakistan as
part of the 2003-2005 Art in Embassies program. The Art in Embassies
Program exhibitions play an important role in our nation's public
diplomacy. They provide international audiences with a sense of
quality, scope, and diversity of American art and culture through
the accomplishments of some of our most important citizens, our