Windows for Harvey is a neighborhood-wide celebration honoring Harvey Milk around the time of his birthday on May 22. Participating neighborhood merchants and artist-designers will create installations inspired by Harvey and his legacy. Castro District, San Francisco.
This piece is a twin size quilt made of pink triangles, a symbol that has transformed from shaming to empowering the queer community. The pink triangles are cut from pink cloth and clothing collected from people who wish to contribute to the memory and celebration of Harvey Milk. In the center is an embroidered portrait of Harvey Milk. In quilting history, old and treasured cloth has been used to create personal and sentimentally valuable objects that retain memories and love.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this project!
This piece is a skateboard triptych, celebrating Harvey Milk and his powerful words which continue to resonate today. I chose to use these Harvey Milk quotes on skateboards because they are words that I carry with me on my journeys. The patterns conceal and reveal the quotes, highlighting both the fear and the need to show our voices.
This piece is a portrait of Harvey Milk in the form of a San Fransisco public transportation map. It traces our journey towards hope, acceptance and equality through his words. The map key includes several of his quotes that speak to me and that will hopefully empower and inspire viewers. The colors are taken from the SF muni lines while recalling a rainbow.