Jhene Aiko’s daughter did this watercolor…
I have been working on several 100′ camouflage ropes for an immersive installation of I Am My Hair. I am deep into earth tones at the moment…
Here We Are explores race, gender, and identity through mixed media, collage, and portraiture. The artists featured focus on many facets that affect African American women, including the diaspora, family history, trauma, the need to hide, and the desire to be seen, and how this impacts their own individual identities.
Here We Are addresses the lines drawn between historically white spaces and black bodies and the necessity of code switching and identity masking. Artists touch on many issues, including, the conflicting forces of personal, familial and historical trauma; pride, fear, hope, and anger. Often forced into silencing their voices to succeed, black women are burdened with the notion they must find ways to make the white men and women around them more comfortable, at the expense of their own volition. Here We Are strides to address the dichotomy of forced silence, while highlighting a diverse group of artists with voices who cannot be ignored.
Exhibition Dates: May 14th-June 20th 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15th @ 6pm on Zoom
Participating Artists: Layo Bright, Beverly McCutcheon, Komikka Patton, Josie Love Roebuck, Theda Sandiford
I just completed the first layer of yarn on four 25′ length, 1/2″ thick camo ropes. Im used Red Heart Camouflage and Aran Fleck yarn for this layer.
Im playing with the ropes and considering what to weave on next.
Due to Covid19, Dayton Society of Artists is presenting, Intertwined, a national juried exhibition of fiber arts, online. I am one of 32 fiber artists in the show. The diversity and quality of work is amazing.
Intertwined, officially opens May 1, 2020 at 6pm
BUT you can view the exhibition at intertwinedgallery.com now.
Too bad we all sheltering in place and can’t visit in person. There is a lot of great art in this show. You can browse the catalog here.
I printed a high resolution image of my Wonder Woman mixed media work onto heavy rayon fabric and then went wild sewing trim, buttons, Pony Beads, mirrors, crystals, broken jewelry and recycled baby food bottle caps bringing this huge tapestry to life.
The tapestry was made during the summer of 2018 through a series of open studio sewing circle events where friends, friends of friends and strangers off the street turned up to help me sew.
Prints are available.
I looking forward to a road trip to Connecticut to see the nationally juried show Fiber 2020 at the Silvermine Art Center.
The gallery is now co-vid closed as we all remain sheltered at home. The good news is that the entire show is online so you can get a peak at all of the terrific pieces selected by juror Beth Mclaughlin, Chief Curator at the Fuller Craft Museum.
Here is the link to view the Fiber 2020 showÂ https://www.silvermineart.org/online-exhibition/fiber-2020/Â
My work Caribbean Friendship Bracelet is on the show link and below.
Take a sneak peak on new Quarantine Art from I Am My Hair series… All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go…