It’s a ‘quilt’, made from the signs used by beggars, homeless people, ‘panhandlers’ as they are sometimes called in the US. The quilt, reminiscent of Tracy Emins work, perhaps her tent, ‘All the people I ever slept with’ , or perhaps a Grayson Perry tapestry, was produced by a pair of police officers in Alabama USA, around Christmas 2019. I consider it to be quite profound,
A./ Donate the quilt to an art gallery, raising awareness of the plight of the homeless and needy in one of the richest countries on Earth?
B./ Auction the quilt on Ebay and use the funds to provide comfort for the needy and broken?
C./ Post themselves holding it on Facebook with the caption “Wanna wish everybody in 4th precinct a Merry Christmas, especially our captain. Hope you enjoy our homeless quilt! Sincerely, Panhandler patrol.”
Ahhh, so close. Yet somehow, so far.