Not, however the beads, but I will do them tomorrow.
Photos of the SAQA Layered Voices piece:
Tears for the Daughters of My People
Imagine this: 275 girls from your child’s school are abducted. 47 escape. 3 ½ years later, 228 are still missing. Furthermore, in the last 5 years, on average 38 women/children are abducted each month from your area.
This is Nigeria. Hearts bleed.
Shed tears for the daughters of their people.
Materials: waxed twine, cotton pearle and linen threads. Reclaimed cotton, cotton lawn, and quartz stone chips.
Techniques: rust dyeing, knotting for nets, machine and hand stitch, beading.
So, Wednesday and Thursday I stitched 266 quartz chips (tears) to the dress. 228 for the missing Chibook girls Plus 38 to stand for the nameless ones abducted each month.
This was the first time they are accepting wearables, so I wanted to really say something. and a big change from my 'Fantasticals'. I hope they do want this piece. I have also entered Ramshackle Villages which returned from the European Triennial last month.
And also I received word that Ramshackle Place, my donation for the SAQA Benefit Auction was sold before the lowest price! So, that is good to hear!