The fiber art quilt celebrates the efforts, the history and collaboration of a group including, Black students called the Irate-8, Village Keepers, President Emeritus Santa Ono, Senior UC administration, the African American Cultural Research Center Expansion Committee, the Office of the University Architect and the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees. Great things are possible when you become Woven Together for a cause. To the team, congratulations for your strength and vision. “Woven Together” is located in the newly renovated, African American Cultural Resource Center, AACRC at the University of Cincinnati. The artwork is in the Fine Art Collection of University of Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Commission
“Circles of Communication, Healing and Hope”
The concept for this project was inspired by circles and words. I am personally interested in the idea using of concentric circles of all shapes and sizes to build amazing intricately layered cell-like formations of art. A circle is a simple geometric shape and can be defined as the curve traced out by a point that moves so that its distance from a given point is constant. It is one of the most familiar icons in the universe. Our globe, the sun, the moon is circular, including many other items too numerous to mention. All living organisms on Earth are divided into cells. Cells are small compartments that hold all of the biological equipment necessary to keep an organism alive and successful on Earth. A main purpose of a cell is to organize. Humans begin as a cell formation. The foundation of this artwork was constructed as a multi-circular, intricately layered cell-like formation. The use of core words and powerful phrases and imagery were woven, painted, quilted and sewn within the colorful fabrications of the artwork. Collaboration with Art Works, Kolar Design including a team of doctors, researchers, staff and patients helped to shape the development of this project.