SEMAPHORE

FLAG ME DOWN
Nov 4 to 27
Chaddock-Morrow Gallery
Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens OH
Ragged Textiles and Drawings

This installation is an exploration of the concept of flag, of cloth and thread as symbols of war and peace (or surrender). It is not for me to comment on politics, only to draw attention to what is happening in our world.

To wave one’s arms so that others stop moving.

OPENING RECEPTION: Fri Nov 4, 5-7 pm

TEXTILE DRAWINGS: Color Weave

SEMAPHORE: Stop
Burgundy and yellow rescued remnants on hand-dyed indigo vintage mudcloth from Mali, thread

WHITE FLAG
Poles, rescued cotton sheets, pillowcases

TEXTILE DRAWINGS
Studies on Threadiness
Pen and ink, pencil, conté crayon, pastel pencil on Bristol

WAR / TORN
12 Postcards from the Border: Flags of Conflict
Sewn photographs, rescued textiles, thread, colored pencil
Framed, 12 x 9 inches

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MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Art informs us. Art informs me. It drives me to understand our culture and the culture of those around me who are different than I am. I wanted to call attention to the countries where there is unresolved conflict at this moment, with what seems to be insurmountable differences, similar to the divisiveness we are experiencing in our country. As of 9-1-2022, there are 27 areas of conflict internationally around the globe, none of which are reported to be improving.*

PROCESS
I did my first shredded flag in the aftermath of the Charlottesville VA riot in 2017. I am deeply disturbed by the violence and lack of unite-y in the Unite-d States. How can we learn to stand together in our ideals despite our differences?

flag, a piece of cloth, bunting, or similar material displaying the insignia of a sovereign state, a community, an organization