Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Our trip to Baltimore was visually very stimulating to say the least. First we viewed many suzanies. Suzani comes from the Persian word for "needle," and the word refers to embroidered hangings or fabric coverings, generally a meter and a half wide (4-5') but sometimes much more.We are considering these zusanies for inclusion in the exhibit at the Redding Gallery. This will also include the work done in collaboration with other WCA members nation wide in the "Women helping Women one stitch at a time." These suzanies are made by many different women working on the same piece over, sometimes, a number of years. The motifs are traditional Afghan. Will be hard deciding which ones to include
Visual Artist collects the discarded, worn out, or broken reclaimed objects to arrange and assemble them into a new and original piece of eco friendly art.