A Most Significant Ritual

ReNew; 16”H X 12”W; Hand Embroidery, Quilting and Reverse Applique;
Recycled SilkQuilt and Mother’s Hand embroidery.

At 9:00 today I will create what feels like a very significant ritual. I will put on my walking shoes, pack up a hot tea, download my latest Impeachment podcasts and walk from the loft down to Contemporary Craft’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery where my exhibition ReNew with a selection of some of my most vibrant and powerful works will be on display from today through to May 1st.

When the opportunity presented itself, my first thought was how cool would it be to actually sit in the space, allowing the viewers an opportunity to not only see the work, but also share in the process: observe the stitching, ask questions, suggest ideas, even sit along with me and having their own stitching experience?

The seed germinates. The idea presents itself. It is fostered and supported. A ritual is created including an observation, an acknowledgement, a step, a stitch, a sip, a listen, a word, an action, a thought, a prayer. It feels powerful and I wanted to share it with you.

Hope to see you there, every Wednesday around lunchtime for the next 12 weeks.

Addendum: This is the video tour of Renew

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Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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