jueves, 22 de enero de 2009 0:00
Knitted figure in jute with eyes. 78" x 32", created 2008
miércoles, 10 de junio de 2009 14:53
This series of paintings is based on my relationship with my younger sister. We have grown up together, then grown apart, then grown back together again, stronger than before. Throughout the years, we have developed a deep friendship and enjoy many shared memories.
miércoles, 17 de junio de 2009 8:01
Step into the crowded Dar Taliba, a girls' dormitory in rural Morocco. Photographer Amy Thompson takes you behind the walls that separate girls from the public space of boys and men. All the photographs are unposed and made with available light on film. Follow along with this slide show and discover a hidden world of reading, prayer, sports, whispers and the universal dramas of adolescent years.
miércoles, 10 de junio de 2009 15:34
"Traveling Postcards" enables faraway women to share their stories and empower each other across borders and in spite of distance and difference. I organize postcard-making events where women create small works of art that represent a moment in their life that they wish to share with another woman. Each card is the size of a postcard and can include bits of memories, objects and hand-written stories.
All cards are given away. They travel from one country to another, crossing borders unobstructed and uncensored. I imagine cards from mothers whose children are at war reaching mothers of the soldiers they are fighting. I imagine women who have been living in shelters reaching out and sharing their stories with women who want to know what they can do to stop domestic violence. I believe that these postcards can be our opportunity to creatively voice and record our collective insights as women.
miércoles, 17 de junio de 2009 16:56
I believe one expands one's arc of knowledge as they read. Pesonally, I grew more spiritual as I started to read the Qur'an. Reading and reciting the Arabic text was an act of devotion for me; the alphabet turned into words and the words turned into the names of God. Expanding the Arc explores, by merging the Arabic alphabet and the calligraphic Arabic names of God, the gradual and continuous expansion of our understanding and knowledge. I call this intellectual and spiritual growth "expanding my arc of knowledge."
miércoles, 10 de junio de 2009 15:15
When God Was a Woman is part of my Lost in Translation Series where I question and dialogue with the writers of the three Holy Books--the Old and New Testament and the Qur'an--regarding war, women, and homosexuality.