Art, Feminist

The Birth Project by Judy Chicago

The Birth Project is one of the best-known works by Judy Chicago. It consists of more than 80 exhibitions units designed by Chicago and executed under her supervision by several skilled needleworkers from all around the world. The pieces range in size from very small petit point works to a twenty-foot-long crochet work and are… Continue reading The Birth Project by Judy Chicago

Art History, Artists, On this day...

On this day… died Harriet Powers

Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers