Quality Foods at Affordable Prices

Quality Foods at Affordable Prices


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One person dies every thirty-six seconds from cardiovascular disease in the United States. One contributing factor to developing this disease is unhealthy eating. But how can you eat healthy foods if they’re inaccessible to you? My quilt square represents the relationship between the lack of access to quality foods and the development of cardiovascular disease in cities like New York. The central piece of my quilt square is an anatomical heart. When looking at my quilt square, I want individuals to think about what foods they have access to, their health, and how this disease may affect them.

To create my quilt square, I chose to use a rich dark fabric, to represent a human heart, specifically, one that has been affected by non-nutritious foods. Damaged human hearts tend to be dark in color. The stitch work on my quilt square is basic stitches. I refrained from using intricate stitching designs as I wanted the main focus of my art piece to be the anatomical heart. In viewing my art piece, I want individuals to feel curious about exploring food choices in their own community. Are healthy foods accessible in your neighborhood? If not, what can you do to change that?

Publication Date

Spring 2022


Art and Design | Urban Studies and Planning

Quality Foods at Affordable Prices