I’m pleased to share that one of my new Hair Rope pieces will be included in this show of contemporary work incorporating textiles, fibers, threads and mixed media.
The show description really resonated with me… All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers, and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us.
The opening reception is Thursday January 26th, 5:30- 8:00pm. I hope to see you there.
In honor of Juneteenth this year, I am sharing the public a recording of Textile Society of America’s 2022 colloquium series, (re)claiming futures.
“Surviving Blackness in America: Quilts as Political Statement”
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi led a panel of leading Black quilters—Ed Johnetta Miller, Dorothy Burge and L’Merchie Frazier—who discussed their artwork through the lens of social justice, protest, and as a reflection of past and current situations adversely affecting the African American community.
These quilters are all members of the Women of Color Quilters Network, founded by Dr. Mazloomi. Karen Hampton, artist, TSA member made the opening and closing remarks.
(re)claiming futures is generously supported by the Lenore Tawney Foundation.
“Free Your Mind” is a cascade of story ribbons tied to fishing nets draped upon the wall like a blanket. Visitors are invited to share written statements about experienced microaggression on a “story” ribbon which I will weave into the “Free Your Mind” blanket. Infusing the essence and yarn of each participant into the social fabric of a protective blanket.
Free Your Mind Public Art Installation
Exhibition Dates: May 7, – August 27, 2022. On view for the public Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00PM.
Location: ArtCrawl Harlem @ Governors Island, 406b Colonels Row
Theda In Residence: June 11, June 25, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 20 from 11a – 2pm.
Being alive means having the capacity to carry past experiences and learn from them. But there is a point when this emotional baggage becomes too much. Carrying too much emotional baggage can literally stop us from being open to new experiences and growth.
How we choose to handle our baggage makes a difference. We have the choice to let it define us or to let it go and move forward.
With it’s festive pom poms and colorful African print fabric, Mind Over Matter is meant as a reminder that racial bias does not define me. It is a celebration of identity.
The ornamental grasses on my roof deck sway gently, with the breeze. Holding droplets of dew , while the sun rises. The light dancing between the high rises, in boomerang reflection. Warming the air and evaporating the pearl like droplets, into vapor.