Annie Kennedy, “Woman’s 72 Hour Emergency Kit”

Annie Kennedy: Safety Hers/ Woman’s 72 Hour Emergency Kit


Annie Kennedy’s hanging quilt “Safety Hers/ Woman’s 72 Hour Emergency Kit” is an entirely new perspective on what it means to be emergency prepared. Sealed in vacuum patches on an outdoor tarp are items ranging from genealogy charts, garbage bags, dried mangoes, bandages, shoes to personal family keepsakes. Everyday objects transform into separate kaleidoscope pockets bursting with shapes, colors, and textures. Displayed before us is Annie’s life; things that are important for her physical, mental and emotional well-being. She opens herself up to us in a way that is very personal, yet we can relate to it because we see those items reflected in our own lives. It makes us question: what would I put on my own emergency quilt? What has meaning for me?

Written by Hannah Stewart