Monday, March 28, 2022

Bullet Abortions: Collaborative Art Project

 

This is the first in a series of panels in a collaborative art piece produced with fellow artist, Trinity Butcher. I create the panel with fabric yo-yos and attach yarn for hair. Trinity is the hair stylist.  Images (L-R): Cut yarn, sewing in yarn to attached netting, beginning of attaching yarn, all yarn-hair attached and ready for Trinity’s magic. 

 

Each of the colorful panels represent a child that has been murdered by a bullet coming from the gun of a rioter, gangster or mentally ill person.  

 

Beautiful, young lives - they could have been physicians, plumbers, musicians, poets, athletes, engineers, bank tellers  - we will never know.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Hindsight 2020

 

Hindsight 2020. Completed: 2022


Hindsight 2020 incorporates eleven 10 x 10 inch canvas panels covered in quilted yo-yos. Each panel incorporates an object submitted by an NSU student or faculty. The object represents, for each person, the year 2020; how they coped with COVID, hurricanes, tornados, and ice storms. 2020, in hindsight, was one hell of a year. 

Note: Hindsight 2020 underwent several renditions (see previous posts) before I finally came to a decision to give each person donating items a separate panel. 

 

Slideshow featuring each panel: https://youtu.be/s1pAyxTbEzw