All of the artwork is so beautifully hung. My textile work and Jasmine Coe‘s paintings speak to each other in different voices about similar stories. There is a very good interview/article in Bristol Magazine.
This is such an amazing opportunity to share my artwork with a wider audience. Those of you who have been reading my blog for the past several years will know that it has been quite a journey for me, not only to make my Mvskoke Journey body of artwork, but to find the courage to share it with the world.
There was a steady stream of visitors and l was able to talk and listen to 1-2 people at a time throughout the afternoon. A lot of my work is quiet and subtle and many-layered. People said they liked being able to hear the stories behind it.
I was so moved by the tears of a woman from Myanmar whose grandfather was Armenian. She was so interested in the symbolism of the gorgets and she saw the dance in the looped square.
One paradox l have learned about becoming an artist is that the more personal my work is, the more deeply it touches and awakens the stories of others. Our stories are universal and l am grateful for the shared language of art and poetry.
I do hope that those of you in the UK will be able to visit the exhibition.