Since I've been quilting since I was 14 years old, it was natural that I would make a panel representing him for the AIDS Memorial Quilt; in fact, before he died, he asked me to do so. I finished it during the year following his death, and sent it to the Names Project, where it was sewn into a larger piece with 7 other panels. This is the official picture from The AIDS Quilt website; David's panel is in the lower left corner:
Here's a closer look at the panel I made; this picture was taken in 1995, right after I finished it.
When we were teenagers, our family lived on 10 acres in Virginia, and David and I each had a horse. In this panel, I have depicted him on his quarter horse, Miss Virginia. Under his arm is a photo album, with pictures streaming out of it; they are actual photographs from his life, transferred onto fabric. The panel measures 3 feet by 6 feet, which is surprisingly large when viewed in person. I saw a display of sewn-together panels at a library in Las Vegas many years ago; it was a moving experience and it felt very much like visiting a cememtery.
Leslie and David Larson, Christmas 1961
We miss you, David.