is about to be a thing… Watch this space to see what happens next. #WIP
when it is made of ribbons…
Obsessive ribbon tying on 8’x5′ fishing net in progress.
Made progress on this angle of the Shopping Cart.
Flipping the cart over to see what I see and tackle the other POV.
There was no undercarriage on my cart so, I’m weaving one to hold more baggage…
I had pulled a particular rope to weave on the cart, but then the cart had other plans when I found this Caution tape in my yarn stash…
The shopping carts congregating at the back of the construction site across the street have been calling to me…
Rose Gold and Bronze Spray Paint
I have been working on a big beaded bag, bit by bit over the last couple months. It is still not done I have to finish the shoulder strap and sew on 1000 pony beads.
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I’m running out of time to make this prayer flag out of recycled bottle caps, pony beads, embroidery floss and a plastic produce sack . . #iammyhair #fiberart #handmade #fiberartist #textileart #macrame #contemporaryart #crochet #makersgonnamake #contemporaryfiberart #communityart #makersmovement #textileartist #softsculpture #arttherapy #prayerflags
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black body swinging in the Southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Pastoral scene of the gallant South,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh,
And the sudden smell of burning flesh!
Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for a tree to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.
This month, I was supposed to be in Kenya learning beading and basketry techniques but my artists residency with Now Friends was postponed/canceled. Damn you Corona…
For a little inspiration visit with my Pinterest scrapbook Kenya Residency 2020 board instead.
I have been experimenting all year with recycled materials in preparation for this residency. I am ready so, switch up and plan B, turning lemons into lemonade mode…
I enrolled in a ZOOM alternative weaving and basketry intensive program at the Textile Arts Center (NYC) later this month. It isn’t Kenya, but I am moving forward advancing my skills using bottle caps, wine corks, plastic bags, ribbon gifted to me by so many of my favorite people. You know who you are.
Watch my Instagram Stories to see how these works progress.
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…