Theda Artist Collection Cowgirl Boots

Yes, from ideation to reality, there is such a thing as Theda Artist Collection Cowgirl Boots and you can get your very own pair while supplies last.

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-13″ tall boot
-J toe
-1 1/2″ stacked leather heel
-full leather sole
-Canvas on Leather top replicating Theda Sandifords are Piece
-Embroidery on foot on heel to compliment image.
-handcrafted in Mexico by Planet Cowboy
*Limited size run available

Please call for more information 646 559 4779 or contact@spacecowboyboots.com

The original art was made in response to being asked to “Dim my Light” so that “less dynamic people” would not be threatened by me. Reimagined as a boot, this work of art is now a potent reminder to Always Be You, No Matter What.

Digital Big Mouths- New Metallic Photo Prints

My status as “other” does not always grant the luxury to say what is truly there for me, to correct a slight or present an alternative point of view. I have to be vigilantly self aware, and know the right time to speak up or how to frame my words so that they can be received in the best possible light. Sharing my uncensored opinion can quickly get me labeled as being “too big in a room” or worse an “Angry Black Woman”. When that happens, full stop. My opinion is dismissed outright. Somewhere along the way, I’ve even stopped correcting people who mispronounce my name. It’s Thee-duh if you are interested.

11″x14″ print in frame, 20″x16″ total size.

Rope Work: Sewing Circle

There is something cathartic about wrapping yarn and rope. The yarn in my hand. The dexterity of my fingers. My failing eyesight…

If you join one of my upcoming sewing circle sessions, we will wrap rope and embellish the rope with pony beads, garland and pink army men. No experience necessary.

Saturday Jan 12th 12-3pm RSVP here

Saturday Jan 26th 12-3pm RSVP Here

LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

An Experiment…

What if i let my mind wander and see where my hands lead me…

These abstract figurative self portraits where made over the course of 5 weekends using the fine print from my MS medication, Tysbari and other recycled paper scrapes Ive been hoarding all year.

Acrylic paint, Sharpie, colored pencils, pastels, Distress Stain, mica spray, Tysabri newsprint, hand printed deli paper, construction paper, recycled Tazo tea box, tulle, glitter stars, glitter glue and rhinestones on 12″x9″Canson paper.

Coming Up In January…

Yarn Wrapping: Sewing Circle
There is something cathartic about wrapping yarn and rope. The yarn in my hand. The dexterity of my fingers. My failing eyesight…

If you join one of my upcoming sewing circle sessions, we will wrap rope and embellish the rope with pony beads, garland and pink army men. No experience necessary.

Saturday Jan 12th 12-3pm RSVP here
Saturday Jan 26th 12-3pm RSVP Here
LOCATION: Garden Level Gallery 315 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

 

Fall Exhibitions Last Look and Artist Talk
On Sunday, January 27, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold a “last look” reception and informal artist talk for the closing of their three fall exhibitions Kevin Blythe Sampson: Black and Blue, Messages from the Interior, and me Stair-gazing: Theda Sandiford. Sampson, Sandiford, and Fred Scruton will be in attendance and each will discuss their work, process, and answer questions from the audience. Join us from 3–5 PM.

January 27th, 3:00-5:00pm
RSVP Here
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Wonder Women Stair Gazing

Later on
I’ll be showing at 14C Art Fair with Calabar Gallery.

March 15-17
Friday 4–9 (VIP only)
Saturday 12–8
Sunday 12–7
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place Jersey City, NJ 07302

 

New Mixed Media Big Mouths

As a woman of color, I find It is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well meaning friends or co-workers say or do something incorrect or insensitive. As a child, my father would say to me, “Better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt” So I learned to keep my mouth shut, to be seen, and selectively heard.

My status as “other” does not always grant the luxury to say what is truly there for me, to correct a slight or present an alternative point of view. I have to be vigilantly self aware, and know the right time to speak up or how to frame my words so that they can be received in the best possible light. Sharing my uncensored opinion can quickly get me labeled as being “too big in a room” or worse an “angry black woman”. When that happens, full stop. My opinion is dismissed outright. Somewhere along the way, I’ve even stopped correcting people who mispronounce my name. It’s Thee-duh if you are interested.

It can be frustrating to constantly edit myself for the sake of others but thank goodness I have my art as a vehicle for my voice to be heard, long after I’m gone. This body of work is a collection of one sided conversations. The things I wish I said or could say, the things I say under my breath or the affirmations I use to remind myself that my voice is relevant even when no one is listening.
Thanks to Big Mouth… look who has the last word now.

Sailing Wood Block Prints: Port Hole

If you are friends with McCarty you may be a lucky recipient of one of 24 Wood Block Prints of a sail boat viewed through a port hole, that i made for his holiday gifts.

The Port Hole series is inspired by our Caribbean sailing adventures.

I used Purple Speedball block print ink, Distress Stain, Gelatos, Watercolors, Acrylic paint on Hamilco white card stock. Each 7″x5″ print is unique.

Here are a few shots while in process…

Sneak Peak At New Small Works

Late Summer I started working on an edition of linocut mixed media self portrait collaged prints on paper. I used the fine print from my Tysabri infusion and boarding passes from my travels this year to mark the passage of time.

All works are 7″x5″ in a 10″x8″ mat ready to be framed.  These works are priced to move on my Shopify store at $75 each. A steal for an original piece of art, if you ask me. So if you have been meaning to get little something for yourself click here.

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Hamilco white card stock, Speedball block printing ink, Golden fluid acrylic, Sharpie, paper boarding passes, Mulberry paper, construction paper flower, glitter glue, glitter and sparkle.