Daisy Patton - Exhibit: “Put Me Back Like They Found Me,”
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
RSVP for artist Daisy Patton, who will present her exhibit, “Put Me Back Like They Found Me,” along with Dr. Virginia Espino and Nilmini Rubin, Mithra Ratne's daughter. The work tells the stories of female survivors of horrific, regular practices of forced sterilization in the US. Patton embroiders portraits of survivors as a nod to domestic labor, “women’s work,” and thread as a metaphor for life. For living survivors, the work is a collaboration between the women and the artist; each portrait is designed to contain a chosen element that has significance in their lives. Hospital gowns display painted text that focus on various survivors and the sufferings they have endured. It is truly impossible to understand the tremendous pain and violation forced upon to so many people at the hands of governments, institutions, and doctors in the name of progress and white supremacy. We as a society owe these survivors and their memories our care and demand for justice by finally ending these cruel violations for present and future generations.