Friday, January 17, 2020

The Grass Is Blue, Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, Kentucky

The Grass Is Blue highlights multiple Kentucky histories. The work is a response to stories evolving around the enslaved and native peoples, as well as from the specific geography and commerce surrounding them. These topics generate a discourse rooted in diversity and place. My intent is to raise awareness of past events, to reflect upon the span of humanity and culture within the region, and to generate current feelings of empathy and community. Consequently, I utilize various materials and processes to create an inclusive visual language that acknowledges the people, events, and land in which they have emerged. -November 2019

Find Your Purpose
Silk dyed with marigolds, fan, magnets.
Title from Frank X. Walker poem “Murphy’s Secret”.
46” Length x 13” Width x 7” Tall
 Kentucky History: Isaac Murphy wins the silk purse.

Corner Installation #2
Breathing Shared Dreams
Mirrors, wood, paint, text.
Words from bell hooks poem #37
Kentucky History: Slavery

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