CROCHET JAM
"Rising" from the Spirit Tapestry Project

Artist-in-Residence, de Young Museum, San Francisco

Communing with the Unseen: African Spirituality in Contemporary Art
2012
2012
fabric
8 x 6 feet
The Spirit Tapestry Project, a community-based project, comprises eight to ten large tapestries made from intimate apparel using the folk-art tradition of rag-rug making and crocheting.

I use folk-art traditions and techniques as visual stand-ins for culturally specific communities. Folk-art traditions and techniques are historically more widespread and universal than fine-art traditions which only represent a small fraction of the world's population, while folk-art traditions represent more than nine-tenths of the global population of the planet.