A story quilt by Faith Ringgold titled "Woman on a Bridge #1 of 5: Tar Beach", from 1988

A rectangular story quilt with a border constructed from a patchwork of numerous small squares of different fabrics. The central image shows an urban domestic scene on a tenement rooftop; at center, four medium dark-skinned adults sit around a green card table. To their right, another table covered in a blue and white tablecloth sits laden with food, including glass soda bottles and half of a watermelon, and a white mattress on which two medium dark-skinned children lay. Beyond the rooftop, the lights on the George Washington Bridge and the many buildings of the cityscape seem to twinkle like the stars in the indigo sky above, where a young girl can be seen flying through the air.

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