Sunday, May 17, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 48

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

A look back today.

Some of the first textiles I transformed into books were African clothing and textiles.  These textiles were gifted to me by the National Museum of African Art library in Washington, DC. 
It was an experimental project in which I transformed textiles into one-of-a-kind hard cover books.  I met with a mentor, a senior Smithsonian art historian, a curator and/or conservationist bi-monthly.  They would review my work and offer suggestions.  At the end of fourteen months, I completed twelve books.  Two of these books are in their permanent collection.

*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/17/2020
38,804 confirmed cases 
1,992 deaths    2,816 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/17/2020
350,121 confirmed cases 
28,232 deaths    61,381 recovered

Total in United States: 1,486,757 confirmed cases, 89,562 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,713,026 confirmed cases, 315,174 deaths

* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

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