Synthesis and Conclusion
The Aids Quilt without a doubt is the most important project for the Aids community for a variety of reasons. This significant piece of art serves not only as a memorial but as a space to aware, express and demonstrate the reality of this problem, but to utilize creativity and not violence to protest. Through the panel of the quilt, their art and work, it can be sensed how meticulous and passionate were family members in creating these pieces. It is shown how, after being marginalized, and then given a space to raise their voices completely changes their life and the ones of those being remembered. By opening up this space, the quilt opened to a variety of strategies which educate, express and aware the people from this and next generations about the reality of HIV/Aids, its history and how it has changed throughout time.
The panels of Eddie Colon and Robert Chesley are just a minimal example of the vast amount of information that the quilt contains. The rhetorical strategies are also only a small portion of the enormous amount of creativity that it is available in the entire quilt. These panels show how the legacy of any person contributes to providing a sense of the HIV/Aids culture. From a big author to an ordinary person it is well observed how memorizing others certainly makes a statement with a lot of power.
This opportunity for me has been of immense value; I had no idea about anything about this problem and with the Aids Memorial Quilt, I was able to understand and educate myself on this topic. The Aids Memorial Quilt had a big impact on my life and made me comprehend the importance of art among cultures and society. Therefore, I feel that I have to express my journey for people to have the same experience that I had.
It is of great importance to know the amount of resource and history there is in the Aids Quilt for people from next generations to research, learn and educate themselves about this problem hidden by society but not forgotten. There is a lot of information that may not be explicit, but it is presented in these panels that would serve as an excellent source to understand the crisis of HIV/Aids how it started, what it causes and why are we still dealing with it. As members of society it is our duty to educate people and aware them of the problems a big part of society is facing and that anyone could face. If more people understood the reality what the victim’s of this disease have faced, better solutions could be found to make a change in this community.