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I was raised to believe…
I was raised to believe that my art is my religion, and that we are all equal. Right now I am working with Azadeh Bidar who lives in Iran. She and I went to Pratt in Brooklyn together in the late 70's. She is an architect and I am a painter. After discussing our idea, she sent me ancient images to reproduce (for me to paint) on a dress. I believe artists are capable of overlooking international political tension in order to create something beautiful together. I make paper dresses and oil on canvas dresses for exhibition. I decided to approach this creation differently by painting the designs directly on the antique silk dress (not a paper dress) My late mother was a lover of all peoples, and an artist who glorified my talent and always encouraged me to carry on what she had to give up to raise her 11 children.
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Family, Work, Fun, Faith, Community