“I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing in Perfect Harmony”

2016, in collaboration with Jennifer Abastillas’s first grade class, papers, strings, wire, thread, beads, coffee stain, pencils, ink, fabric, beads, wool felt, 25 x 32 inches.

Jakie’s first grade class learned this amazing song and so we made an artwork inspired by it.  The children drew self portraits and chose their clothes. I sewed them on for them.  They drew places and things that gave them joy. Together, we all made a big felt rainbow.  I sewed all the bits together and voilà.