All posts by Geri Hahn

My Work at the Akwaaba Gallery

My prints are what you see on the left number 5,6 and 7 from the door as you enter the gallery Three pieces are titled “Stick Together Like Glue”, “I’m Building A Rocket Ship To Get Me Out of Jersey” and “Covid-19 Fear and Hope” Please use the 3-D walk through below to experience this show.

“Covid 19 – Fear and Hope”

This piece  is based on my experience with my initial fear of the “VIRUS” and my decision to continue joyfully in the midst. It reads from left to right with the rigid as the pressure of fear, and the right side is me saying to my fears I intend to live lovingly, joyfully and always with hope. “Covid 19- Fear ad Hope” is hand sewn and embroidered silk on linen with cotton, metallic and hemp floss and thread 48″x48″ .

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“Just Once I’d Like to Punch the Bad Guy-said the Pa-ci-FIST”


30″x30″ Silk on silk, hemp twine, metallic floss and metallic and cotton thread 

I am a life long pacifist, but lately I am embarrassed to find myself imagining a mechanical fist punching the bad behavioral qualities out of our President so only humanistic behaviors exist.  Sadly I’m not certain much would remain…………………………………………………………………………….

Correlative Conjunctions AND, BUT, NOT by Geri Hahn, Music by Svetlana Rudenko, Animation by Ann Le Pore 17th Oct 2019 IASAS on Vimeo

“Synaesthesia (loop in a loop): artist-synaesthete from New Jersey Geri Hahn created three of sewn textile pieces following her synaesthetic responses to the English grammar conjunctions AND, BUT, NOT… Pianist Svetlana Rudenko perceived the humour and characters of Artwork in a motion and musical genre/ Dancing Textures, and Ann Le Pore, Ramapo College, animated it into composition. All three artists have different forms of cross-sensory synesthesia but were happy to play with transposition of experience from one sensory modality to another.”  Svetlana Rudenko

“As a synesthete, I recognize deep patterns in the spoken language. And, But and Not are conjunctions that join two or more thoughts. Each of these images has a vertical axis that divides the energy, the motion, and the action that I perceive in each of these three ordinary words.”  Geri Hahn