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.
I invited friends to my studio to wrap yarn, recycled sari thread, ribbon onto cotton rope. 5 people imbued their essence and became a part of the rope, as we discussed the trials and tribulations of our hair. Finding a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.
McCarty Just dropped off my piece, Caribbean Friendship Bracelet in Connecticut for the FIBER 2020 show. This exhibition will showcase the best of contemporary fiber art and will reflect a breadth of functional and non-functional works that use natural fiber and/ or high tech materials in traditional or innovative ways.
The opening has been postponed due to Corona Virus. Watch this space for more detail on a virtual way to see the show.
EXHIBITION DATES: April 4- May 15, 2020
LOCATION: 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840