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52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 50

O'Positive:

This is the second volume of my series Sun Mirrors.  Created with textiles I received from the National Museum of African Art mixed with contemporary American textiles, it's one of my favorites.

The following is an excerpt of the poem I wrote for the book:
The Congo is in my blood
O'positive, its branches run through me like veins
connecting nine mystical bodies.  Gentile and rough
I straddle its temperament.  Fire breathing and strong
it is the source of breath and death.  If you become brazen,
it will knock you into place with its tempestuous side.
The Congo is in  my blood
from generation to generation I pass it down.
   - suzanne coley

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