My art concept is place. I'm inspired by "The Blues" as an art form growing up on "The Blues Trail" in Coastal North Carolina on the old "Chittlin' Circuit." Indigo dyeing is a healing medicine shared with me since childhood from my mother, two grandmothers and two great-grandmothers. My current art practice is a promise that I made to my dying mother to tell my families stories of survival, love, lost and joy through our creative hands experiences of dyeing cloth and stitching. Our stories are about the land of Coastal Carolina and our deep rooted connections to it from our Algonquin ancestors.
Clay, Dyed Cloth & Hyperbolic Crochet as Sculpture | "Honoring Chowanook" | Faculty Art Show | Chowan University | August 2015
Mixed Media Sculpture Installation (Clay, Dyed Cloth & Hyperbolic Crochet as Sculpture) | "Remembering Fort Neyuheru:'ke" | Wilson Active Artists Member Show | Art Council of Wilson | July 2014
Mixed Media Sculpture Installation | "Convergence: Clay & Dyed Cloth" | Wellcome Gallery, East Carolina University | April 2014
Online Instructional Seed 2 Runway Project::Carola Walking Out Otahpiaaki In 4 Daughters & 13 Moons Growing Color & Stitching Project Begins On Saturday, December 21 >> Winter Solstice <<
"Walking Out Otahpiaaki" is online instruction following my creative process over 4 Daughters (the four seasons and 13 Moons (13 moons in a year). Every season and every moon has tasks specific to it. This is your opportunity to begin this cycle with me at Winter Solstice. You must sign up below to participate. Instruction will consist of videos, podcasts, photos and explanations about my creative process. We will use Google Classroom and the Google for Education platform for all instruction. General overviews of all my art practices will be forever free, however, detailed DIY task oriented techniques using my recipes and traditions will be by paid subscription. The Seed 2 Runway Project is about indigenous Nation to Nation transfer of knowledge practices to empower us to heal ourselves. Our starting point will be research by the two co-founders of Otahpiaaki: Spirit River Striped Wolf & Patti Derbyshire-May, counsel by Blackfoot Elder Georgette Fox and Cultural Advisor, Jeannie Smith-Davis, academic research by Riley Kucheran and the artistic indigenous fashion precepts designed by Sage Paul Cardinal.
TV Interview by Reporter Gil Tucker, Global News, Canada
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