Patricia Turner

January 17, 2010

Mud Cookies by Patricia Turner


I made a piece this year about hunger in Haiti called “Mud Cookies”.  It was at the Mancuso World show and the Mancuso Florida show.

It is based on a photo I saw in Nat’l Geographic by AP photographer Ariana Cubillos whom I contacted and got permission to use for the basis of my work.  Women in Haiti mix dirt and clay with salt and shortening to make mud cookies which is a food staple for Haiti’s poor.
I learned a lot about Haiti from my correspondence with Ariana and I think Doctors Without Borders does wonderful work there.

If you would like to see the quilt and my other work, go to
If you would like to see Arianna’s photos of mud cookies, go to


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