“I am [s]he and you are [s]he and we are all together.” ─Adapted from “I Am the Walrus” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Cotton, silk, felted mulberry paper (Joomchi), silk yarn, bark, seed beads
I’ve recently finished a year in the Artisanry Department at UMass Dartmouth, culminating in a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fiber Art. The experience has been all about exploration and discovery, being pushed beyond my comfort zone while being protected by my compatriots—my tribe—in the Graduate Studio. I am so grateful for the experience and the feeling of belonging in this creative circle.
The group of five fiber cylinders is my homage to this experience. Each cylinder depicts one of the five members of the Graduate Studio—Charlotte, my advisor and instructor (tall, cool green), Denise (pink), Kat (magenta-purple), Suzi (green and gray), and me (in the center).