Shaelin Jornigan | She Sewed the Sun into my Blankets
Oil on Canvas | 2018
Shaelin Jornigan is an abstract painter from Allbuquerque, New Mexico whose works explore narrative, family, feminism, and intimacy through energetic and colorful forms.
"She Sewed the Sun into my Blankets" represents the passing of creativity from parent to child. The image references the first quilt ever made by the artist's mother, in which a piece of fabric from the artist' childhood sweatshirt was sewn into the other fabrics in the shape of the sun. The quilt was a gift for the artist, and is depicted with color accuracy in the painting.