Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Never Forget

Today Julie Hernandez shares her flags with us.

" I am an artist and art teacher in North Texas. My students and I are starting off the New Year by making prayer flags. First, I wanted to send this one I just finished.  It is a prayer flag for Sandy Hook Elementary, which is still deeply on my heart.  The decorative skulls reference the Dia de los Muertos tradition of remembering and celebrating the lives of those who have passed.  And the way they are cropped and positioned created a perfect area of negative space for the names of the 26 victims to fit.  This flag is a tribute to them, and a prayer for their friends and family left behind.  In fact, it is a prayer for all of us."

More about Julie and the work she is doing can be found at jaeartworks.blogspot.com


  1. ohhh Deborah - now this is what I call stitching! I'm thinking that once I get the signs project done I'm going to do something like this - very - very - cool - love it!

    1. ...can't take the credit for this one Nina. It is the work of Julie Hernandez :)

  2. Thank you for posting my flag. My students and I are excited to be a part of this project!

  3. I love this Julie. Did I mention I can't wait to see your student's pictures.

  4. This flag is so so touching with all the names and the skulls. Truly made me cry. No, we must never forget.