I wanted to see how certain pieces on found wood created since 2018 look together. Altogether, and receiving inspiration from a piece on Audre Lorde’s ideas about survival, I have made them into a series I shall call – for now – “Brown Girls.” I am also inspired by simply animating them, however amateurishly. Thanks… Continue reading another group
In this sorrowful time, supporting people who create has been one way to show my hope for a better future. I love this new wrap. It was made by Melissa Mitchell of Atlanta. My niece turned me on to her work. Melissa is also my sorority sister. For more, see this link. Meanwhile, Marvin Gaye’s… Continue reading surviving via creating.
“Coming Up Roses.” That’s what I named this piece. The roses are from our yard. Three different types. The piece is on found wood. The roses suggests seasons. I pray we are just living through a season. I know that we are. Now, how to survive it? I have turned to art since March 25th… Continue reading comin up roses
I permit myself twenty minutes of news per day. I create as I listen. Here are two pieces made this week from old dolls and scraps including fabric from a Tennessee artist and weavings from a Swedish weaver I met during an artist residency in Iceland three years ago. The artist was making a Biblical… Continue reading staying calm by sewing/creating