December 2, 2015
Raccoon and Apple Acceptance for Contemporary Craft at Mesa Arts
I’m happy to announce that Raccoon and Apple has been accepted into the 37th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibit at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ. The exhibit will run from February 12th through April 24th, 2016. The juror is Elisabeth Argo, Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Raccoon and Apple is the latest work from my Flora and Fauna series, where I combine cyanotype prints of the skulls of native wildlife with vintage textiles and handpainted fabrics to create works that speak to their observed and unobserved presence in our environment.
I had work in this exhibit previously, in 2014, and it’s a thrill to be included again. The contemporary craft world is a very exciting field currently and a good fit for my work, particularly the work in this series. This is an encouraging start to the coming year, and a nudge to keep moving forward with my Flora and Fauna works.