I am so excited to be able to exhibit 3 segments of my career’s work with scientists in the elegant City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Over 1000 people went last weekend to see the silks. The show ends on May 3rd and the lecture is Saturday, April 18th at 2pm. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm and located at 34 Prioleau Street, Unit A, Charleston, SC. Above, Between, Below also has 2 films explaining my process and adventures.
This is an excerpt from the video featuring textile artists in the exhibition Flight Patterns.
You can view all 26 artists on the website of Curator Dorothy Moye, Davis-Moye & Associates.
T-North Gallery, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
April 2014–April 2015
I’m eternally grateful to Susan Pearlstine for commissioning me to create a work of art which hides her big screen TV. This site-specific piece is the first time that I’ve made my art move, thanks to Brent Havens. The main panel on the left, which covers the screen, is a combination of an aerial view and an on-location shoot from the ground. The trees feel like they’re in a mysterious creek and the Spanish moss gives the batik an atmospheric texture. Two side-by-side verticals are stationary on the right and show a satellite image of Chadwick Road, Charleston. Once the square panel moves behind the two verticals, it makes a whole new work of art. Thanks to Lauren Sanchez, Mark Sloan and Reggie Gibson for helping me with the process of design.
Here is a very interesting video about Indonesian batik from the UNESCO website. I traveled to Jakarta and Bali in 1996 for the Dutch consulate. I have an incredible collection of antique batiks on cotton that I bought in a market.
Thank you to all for attended the KIMONO SILKS opening night, and to my patrons for their purchases. The Exhibition will be on display until January 24, 2010 at 214 King Street.
Frida Kahlo night was last night in the dining room and this lady was the best but Donna was on staff at the Textile Forum and could not win grand prize. Many uni-brows and mustaches in dresses paraded through. Australians have so much fun!
Janet is my boss and these are my buddies!
Today I learned from Dean Frenkel (Guinness Book of records for Longest Note) the beginnings of how to throat sing, a lesson I hope to share with my daughters Sarah and Rebecca. We were in a Mongolian yurt. He also gave didgeridoo massage which sent remarkable sound-waves through your back.
More to come, Mary Edna