Narrative artists like Faith Ringgold share elaborate stories with their viewers using pictures instead of words. As a child, Ringgold learned to make quilts that told stories through intricate geometric patterns. In her quilt, Tar Beach, Ringgold blends memories from her childhood with a fictional narrative about a girl who finds symbolic freedom by learning to fly. Another of her works, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, mixes art history and African-American history by depicting an imagined gathering of famous black women. By showing these historical figures together, Ringgold reminds viewers of the struggles many black women have overcome.