Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mama Haiti

Mama Haiti 24" cloth, paperclay, acrylic, wire armature.
Mama Haiti will be featured, along with The Quiltmaker & Her Granddaughter, at Essex County College Gallery, Newark, New Jersey during the month of March (opening reception March 4, 5-8pm), in the exhibit entitled Sanctuary for the Beloved.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


The Quiltmaker and her Granddaughter
Fiber Art Dolls& Mixed Media Installation
15” x 15” x 19” (cloth, paperclay, wire armature, wood, raffia)

My Grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude James, made her transition from this world in 1989 at the age of 92. I was privileged to have her presence at my birth, and to be by her side in her last moments on this earth. In between, she gave many gifts. Among them: how to help things grow, how to cook, a love of old time gospel hymns, common sense (although not always evident in my behavior) and how to make art from scraps of cloth.

24" Cloth/handdyed; paperclay; wire armature; mixed media

Don't Explain/Blues People Series
20" cloth/handdyed; paperclay

Blues Spirit/Blues People Series
18" Cloth/Paperclay

Blues Meditation/Blues People Series
12" Cloth; Paperclay

Naked. 24" cloth, paperclay, wire armature.