Transformation Presented by The Society of Bead Artists

Transformation is on exhibit at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 6300 Fifth Ave until April 19. 2009.  It is nothing short of fabulous.  I am honored to have a piece included in this exhibit.

I have been remiss in not posting about it previously it opened in February.  But we are in the midst of renovating our kitchen and dining room and I have been happily immersed in that.  But more to the point I have been in a "creative quagmire" for a stretch and I am only just working my way out of it.

This shot is the long view of the gallery from the rear forward.

I love this piece this is Questioning/Breakthrough by Teresa Sullivan.  These ladies have attitude.

This is a photo of my quilt The Distance Between Us.  This piece is all about my mother.  I learned so much about myself and my family while making it and still continue to learn things. This piece was my first to work by intuition only. The beading helped me to work through my grief; my mother died too young.  What a thrill to be part of this show it is so spiritual, you can feel the ancestors you can feel the connections.

There is a variety of of work; many ways beads are used or fabricated.

This is Gbogbo Wa Ni Se (We All Have Work to Do);  Ancestors Keeping Watch.  The artist, Cathleen Richardson Bailey, also was the curator for the show.  Her work is inspirational, so rich. It was a pleasure to meet her.

This piece Cloth for Ogun is also by Cathleen Richardson Bailey and my photo does not do justice to the richness of the color, particularly the green.  
Finally, Orisa in the New World;  An Artistic Interpretation of Oya and Ogun is an installation by Cathleen Richardson Bailey, Temujin Ekunefeo, Celeta R. Hickman, and Marsha Ekunfeo.

If you are in the area do not miss this show!!!