Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas
detail: Autumn Evening by William Thompson and Andreios Alexander

Native Son, Local Threads: Quilts Inspired by Richard Wright

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The Sun for Tomorrow by Taylor Vardys Taylor Vardys The Sun for Tomorrow, 2010
woven and printed fabric, metallic binding
An apple blossom
Trembling on a sunlit branch
From the weight of the trees.

I felt great about doing this project because I put my own hard work into it and I was not being judged. I would do this project again. Marla Jackson is a great person. She taught me to believe in myself and do what I thought was right.
Taylor Vardys
age 16, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School