... the length of a deployment.
Twelve horizontal strips of fabric from three different uniforms my husband has worn during his various deployments (plus a few other fabrics for visual texture) represent the twelve months. The vertical quilting indicates the actual days of the months. Although it is not specifically a narrative, the fabrics and colors move from having the best intentions of sending letters, marking the days, being supportive and patriotic, etc., to the darker, tired feeling one inevitably has towards the end of such a long separation. The 365th day, however is marked with the open heart with which we welcome daddy back. The large number 12 is conceptually redundant, but the piece needed it graphically for a change of scale. Besides, it reinforces the theme of this challenge.
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