“If you live long enough and you persist, you are going to get recognition,” Ringgold says today. “You have to stay in the game.” Ringgold has not only stayed in the game, she recently designed one of her own, called “Quiltuduko,” for mobile devices. Inspired by Sudoku, the number game, it uses quilt designs instead of numbers.
Carmen Herrera: During a gallery group show in 2004, Herrera sold her first painting, at the age of 89.
“There’s a saying that you wait for the bus and it will come. I waited almost a hundred years!"
“As an older person, I want to be respected,” she says. “I want to still feel that I am a vital person. I want to be seen, not disappeared.”