Thursday, June 3, 2010

Claire Kirby's The Price of Oil in Nigeria

Thanks to Tasha...

The Price Of Oil In Nigeria by Claire Kirby

"This quilt was created as a tribute to Ken Saro Wiwa and the eight other Ogoni men who were hanged on November 10th 1995 for their peaceful empowerment of the Ogoni people to strive for an end to the devastation, pollution and destruction of their home land caused by the careless extraction of oil from the Niger Delta."

"Let their suffering and death be not in vain"

~ Claire Kirby


  1. What a fabulous way to honor the slain men--and to remember the ecological disaster, caused by other men. Art can have such an incredibly-powerful voice... and this example speaks loudly.

    Out of curiosity, do you know how the actual quilt was constructed? (Was it painted on a large piece of fabric and then quilted, or was it made in the traditional style, out of hundreds of small pieces of fabric stitched together?)

  2. GK, I have no idea for certain but if you go to the home page of her website it really looks like traditional quilting to me.