Black and Red Gallery
Red and black - strong colours for this series of felts. The majority of them are ideas about building resilience through bloodlines, family ties, facing adversity together. Most have African porcupine quills for protection; braiding or knitting for strength. Many are sewn onto vintage table cloths. I had a lot of fun naming them using terms common to genetics (thank you to my son for inspiration and to Wikipedia for the quotes). A new series is about drawing attention to settler colonization using map transparencies in resist holes. Many of these long narrow pieces hang vertically for those long skinny walls.
Handmade wool and alpaca felt with added map transparencies. 12" x 36"
A commentary on the "progress" made in recognizing our indigenous communities now that Google has mapped the locations.