One of my favorite works in the Milestones: Textiles of Transition is by Mary Mazziotti. Called, Death Gets Married, it depicts death as a man and various wonderful scenes where he searches for a bride, finds, marries, loses her, then begins looking again. Here's two of the images from the series:
Another series I liked was by artist Linda Friedman Schmidt, of hooked discarded clothing. They are called, The Scream Within, Push and Prisoner of Childhood.
And finally, another moving piece, Accretion, by Beverly Rayner was a full room installation. A cloak made of cards, mementos, photos and newspaper clippings following a family. Oddily enough, Beverly found all of these items chronicling lives in scrapbooks she purchased at a garage sale:
I hope you get a chance to visit the show at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles before it closes, July 21. And check out their future shows, which are to be exciting, as well. (I can't wait to see Fiberart International 2013 in the fall and Quilt National with my friend & collaborator in our ongoing project, A View Within, Karen Rips, in the spring!)