Wednesday, January 13, 2016

American Tapestry Biennial 11--acceptance!

I was very excited a couple of days ago to learn that my tapestry called Because of Memory has been selected for the ATB 11 exhibit.  Here's a link to the upcoming venues for 2016/2017.  I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it to any of the locations although South Bend sounds like a possibility.  Maybe.

This tapestry is very special to me since it was designed based on inspiration from the stones of the chimney ruin at Lillian E. Smith Center where I've had artist residencies several times in the past years.  The quote on Ms. Smith's grave that's beside the chimney is one that I read every day that I spend there:

"Death can kill a man; that is all it can do to him; it cannot end his life.  Because of memory...."

In an earlier blog post I talked about the chimney and her grave, as well as the painting I did while there that was the basis for the tapestry.