Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2024 Artist

Patty Kennedy-Zafred


Caught in the Crosshairs

Fiber, Printing, Bookmaking

64” x 12″ x 12″


This work was inspired by self-portraits taken the year Roe v. Wade issued their decision, fundamentally protecting a woman’s right to choice. As a young, single woman, this ruling offered physical and emotional security, and the right to privacy regarding my own body. Nearly 50 years later, with political parties entrenched in conflict, American women are again caught in the crosshairs, resulting in the stunning reversal of womens’ rights to control their personal reproductive health decisions in many states across the nation.