Pitchy Patchy

Drawing upon the vibrant tapestry of St. Croix’s Old Time Christmas Festival and its rich tradition of masquerade, Pitchy Pathcy is a soft fiber sculpture crafted from upcycled Patagonia shorts shredded then wrapped in a melange of textures and hues.

Infused with the spirit of the Pitchy Patchy mas character, known for its tattered, multicolored attire, this piece intertwines 4-ply worsted wool, soft rainbow wool, and whimsical eyelash yarn. Adorned with a medley of wooden and metal beads, cowrie shells, and hair jewelry, it pays homage to the enigmatic enforcers who animate the carnival’s bustling energy.

Assembled with reverence, this soft sculpture bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the magic of masquerade.

Vestiges of Masquerade

“Through ‘Vestiges of Masquerade,’ I delve into the echoes left behind after the festivities have ended and the costumes have been put away. This work embodies artifacts, adornments, and symbolic imagery that resonate with the essence of a masquerade. This piece serves as a totem, evoking a profound sense of mystery, allure, and wistful remembrance, inviting viewers to explore the enchanting world of masquerades long after the masks have been removed.

Theda’s JCAST 2019 Exhibitions

I Am My Hair: Yarn Wrapping

Join me in my studio to wrap yarn onto cotton rope. Imbue your essence and becoming a part of the rope, as we discussed the trials and tribulations of our daily lives. Finding a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

JCAST DATES: Oct 5 and 6th, 12:00-3:00pm both days

LOCATION: Sky Garden Gallery, 150 Bay Street, PH9, 10th Floor Jersey City

Shadows and Reflections

A collection of works that evoke the theme Shadows and Reflections, either separately or combined in one composition.

JCAST DATES: Oct. 4, 5, and 6th.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday October 4th

LOCATION: Six Columns Gallery: 672 Bergen Ave (bsmt) Jersey City

No Stopping Us Now
City Series


What is it about masks that intrigues us, delights us, terrifies us? What compels us to obscure our own visage and put on a new identity?

EXHIBITION DATES: October 1- November 3, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday October, 1 @7pm

LOCATION: LITM, 140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

“Masquerade” Digital photo collage. Diva Muse Series 2015 #ThedaSandiford