Empty Chairs at Dinner Tables by Joan Nicholson. Image: Namita Pau
Joan says of her evocative quilt, "When I hear of another death by gun violence, I think of the family of the victim. They will forever live without a loved one because people in the United States have an unhealthy relationship with guns." She substantiates her case with data; you will find names of representatives who have taken money from the NRA, the number of gun-related deaths worldwide (as per Nicholson's research, the United States tops the chart followed only by Colombia), amount of contributions to each political party and, number of dead and those injured in mass shotings in the US between 1984 to 2016.