Self Reclamation Through Ritual-in-Performance

"That which in art reminds us of our greater selves, our unexplored potentials, and our personal mysteries —however beautiful, dignified, humiliating, or painful— ultimately opens us to transpersonal realities of which we are not immediately conscious." In her fantastic article about the work of Ana Mendieta and Yoko Ono, Deborah K. Ultan explored how both …

No Fear, No Die

Claire Denis’ 1990 film was inspired by Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth: “a special type of neurosis - colonized people feeling psychologically defeated even though they are physically free to determine their future.” Set on the outskirts of Paris, No Fear, No Die focuses on Dah and Jocelyn, immigrants from the former French colonies who train …

Kilim Motifs & Embroidery Patterns

Musing about visions of tapestry weavings. Perhaps revisiting fragmented childhood memories of being in spaces/places adorned with ancestral knowledge. Planning to assemble and juxtapose traditional motifs onto paper. Also interested in transferring embroidery patterns onto graph paper. With my roots planted in Western Ukraine, embroidery with geometric patterns relates to the beauty of Ukrainian nature. …