16″W X 22″H Bamboo fabric – hand dyed, printed, appliqued and stitched. “This world is full of conflicts…. of things that cannot be reconciled, but there are moments when we can transcend the dualistic system and reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’” —Leonard Cohen Detail image
Meditations for a Pandemic
The COVID 19 pandemic wounded and battered everyone differently. One effect for me - I had a difficult time finding the spirit and silence to make art. A friend and I, to support each other through the isolation, texted pertinent quotes to each other. This is where I found encouragement to create a series of pieces, Meditations for a Pandemic. Another avenue that supported this creativity was an agreement with my teacher, mentor, friend Jane Dunnewold to share the creating process with her through an Independent Study. With each piece, I have shared the inspiring quote.
15″W X 24″H Bamboo fabric – hand dyed, printed, appliqued and stitched. “My story is a freedom song from within my soul. It is a guide to discovery, a vision of how even the worst pain and heartaches can be channeled into human monuments, impenetrable and everlasting.” —Coretta Scott King Detail image
20″W X 21″H Bamboo fabric – hand dyed, printed, appliqued and stitched. “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” —Maya Angelou Detail image
16″W X 25″H Bamboo fabric – hand dyed, printed, appliqued and stitched. This piece was inspired by the death of Ellis Marsalis Jr. on April 1, 2020, as a result of complications of COVID 19. This man was a patriarch of New Orleans jazz and he was buried without the first and second line ritual […]
16″W X 18″H Bamboo fabric – hand dyed, printed, appliqued and stitched. “And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and […]