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Transcript of Faith Ringgold
Ringgold Art Timeline 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 "I became an artist for the same reason I became a writer
- I wanted to tell my story.
I began writing stories on my quilts." 1930 - Faith Ringgold makes quilts that tell about her life.
She paints the pieces and sews them together.After a
quilt is put together, she writes the words. Tar Beach "As a little girl, growing up in Harlem, my family would
move to the roof of our apartment building to cool off
in the hot summer nights. It was like an all night picnic." Sonny's Quilt "My mother took me to see
Sonny's Quilt honors jazz musician Sonny Rollins who, in real life, practiced playing the saxophone on New York's Williamsburg Bridge. Did You Know? Faith Ringgold's family helped shape the kind of
art she makes today. Her great-grandmother make
quilts, and her mother was a fashion designer and
dressmake. Her father's family included preachers
who told stories. In her quilts, Faith Ringgold
combines sewing skills she learned from her
mother and a love of storytelling from her father.