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Shroud of Orlando (Brenda Lee Marquez McCool)

Inspired by the Shroud of Turin (a linen cloth believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus), I developed a modern-day shroud for Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, who was fatally shot shielding her son in the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.

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Artists Statement

My work is broadly informed by a modern interpretation of the Japanese concept of boroboro (meaning worn out or crumbling) and a desire to champion the humble and the frayed.

SOURCEBy Barbara B Klare, Novato, USA
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Barbara Bryn Klare is a San Francisco Bay Area artist working primarily with rescued textiles and paper. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, Site:Brooklyn, the World MUSE Conference, and CICA Museum in South Korea. She was a participating artist at Cambridge Sustainability Residency 2016.

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