Activity #1

What subculture’s are embodied in the quilt panel you chose to research?

In Flor Valdez’s quilt, the subculture I chose to research is the authenticity their Spanish roots had chosen to emphasize. Albeit having chosen two separate quilts in my first unit versus the second, I chose to use two quilts that inhabited hispanic rituals or traditions. The creators of Valdez’s quilt used flowers to memorialize Flor’s passing, much like Michael Hernandez’s family chose to use un Arbol de Milagro to memorialize his. It was personified using what each hispanic family grew up on.

 

What is the relationship between the Hispanic culture embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?