Consciousness with needle and thread

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Raise awareness of the disease with a needle and thread

Hamburg, April 09.04.2024, 60 - With her hand-embroidered textile installation “P-Quilt”, the Hamburg artist May Evers (XNUMX) draws attention to the fact that the chronic disease Parkinson's can affect everyone. Despite their diversity, they are still a strong community.

The artist's call to take part in the project was followed by 185 people with Parkinson's from all over the world (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, Vietnam, India and the Canary Islands). Using submitted photos, May Evers hand-embroidered monochrome portraits on colored fabric squares using classic cross stitch. She put these together into a 2 m x 1,60 m tapestry in the style of an American quilt or patchwork blanket. The artist created individual portraits over a three-year period, each with its own unique story and personality. Together, the images form a large face that symbolizes the close ties of the community through the disease.

“Art and creativity are powerful tools for addressing complex issues like Parkinson's disease,” says May Evers, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 50. “Through art we can foster dialogue and create understanding for the challenges that Parkinson’s patients face every day.”

World Parkinson's Day on April 11th reminds us that we must work together to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson's and explore cures. For this reason, May Evers is looking for sponsors for the “P-Quilt” project to benefit the Hilde Ulrichs Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (Hilde Ulrichs Foundation for Parkinson's Research (aktive-parkinsonstiftung.de)

 

For more information about the “P-Quilt” art project, visit the website: The First Fish – Knitted Socks and Textile Art

Information about Parkinson's: Hilde Ulrichs Foundation for Parkinson's Research (aktive-parkinsonstiftung.de)

Contact: May Evers, dererstefisch@web.de

Tel: 01785449475

Photo Credits: Anita Borchers

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