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
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