textile piece made out of quilting cotton, batik fabric and thread
28 x 20in
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Black Woman - This work is a description of a black woman. I am investigating people and my own ideas of what those words mean. Who do you think of when you read “Black Woman”? What do you think of? And the most important question of all, why?
MICHAEL THORPE, Black Woman
Michael C. Thorpe
Based in New York City
Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA
Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.