Tenuous Threads

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.


Exhibition Dates: January 24th- February 11, 2023

Location:  Atlantic Gallery, 548 W 28th St #540, New York, NY 

Blue Ribbon Sunset In St. Croix, Aqua dyed cotton rope, acrylic yarn, chanelle, cotton printed fabric, jersey fabric and ribbon, 40 x 10 x 8 in, 2021

Surviving Blackness in America:
Quilts as Political Statement

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 from Microaggressions

“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.

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century.

My piece, “Purple Fiesta”” chosen by juror, Lilly Wei, is included in the upcoming exhibit. Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century.

The opening reception is Saturday, April 30, 5:00- 7:00pm.

If you want to join me for a road trip and then dash over for the last hour or so Snowball, please DM me.

Future Perfect/Imperfect: The Next Century

Exhibition Dates : April 30 to June 9, 2022.

Location: Silvermine Gallery; 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT 

Purple Fiesta

All Dressed Up, Nowhere To Go

Did you ever play dress up in you parents closet as a child? I did.

This body of work recreates the act of rummaging through my mom’s closet except i went through my own closet and storage unit to rediscover treasures I had squirrelled away.

See this work at Be the Light  now on view through until August 22, 2021 at Bridge Art Gallery 199 Broadway, Bayonne NJ https://www.bridgeartgallery.net/

Four structure, Vintage hat, shoes and bag, 3 ply cotton rope, pears, rhinestones, wrapped rope, yarn, trim, beading on steel structure

Mind Over Matter

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.

Mind Over Matter

Thunder Dome

Inspiration…

Recycled commercial fishing net, ribbon, and paracord 64 x 12 x 6 in September 2020

Interpretation…

Recycled commercial fishing net, ribbon, and paracord 64 x 12 x 6 in September 2020

Morning Dew

Sunrise and Morning Dew

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.

250′ Cotton rope, yarn, and a string of pearls on 8′ steel structure