Best Friends22.5" wide x 27" high
This work began with a very successful photograph I took of two happy children of a Bushman tribe in Tanzania. We were privileged to be invited into their world for a visit. My son was invited to go on a hunt with the young men, was given a bow and arrow and invited into the fire circle that was the preparation ceremony for the hunt. I stayed back to play with the women and children and encouraged them to see themselves (probably for the first time) through the lens of my camera. It was an unforgettable experience.
|detail. This work, as always, begins with white PFD cotton. It has been dyed, printed and stitched.|
|Detail of printed work with stitching.|
|This is a detail of the photograph, gotta love the joy!|
|Detail of hair stitching|
This work will be on Display at the Propeller Gallery. Show Opening tonight: Reality Vanishing In Plain Sight: A Curated Show of Altered Images