All posts by Geri Hahn

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

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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

“All Things Go – a nod to Sufjan Stevens’ Chicago”

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Silk on linen, cotton and metallic floss and thread  30″x36″  

“All Things Go” with a nod to the song “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens. I just finished this as part of my “homework” for my “DJ Culture Class” The other 8 students have to do DJ mixes, but as the only visual art/non music student I do 2-D art inspired by music.

Mark and Geri Garden: He Prunes and I Plant

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Silk on silk with metallic and hemp thread and floss & glass beads. 30”x30”

This piece was created specifically for the “New Domestics: East Coast/West Coast” exhibition at the J. Robert & Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design Gallery at NJIT in Newark, NJ,  October7- November 17, 2019.
For the forty years Mark and I have shared a life, we have always been gardeners. Over time our “roles” developed with our interests. Thus he is a master pruner and periodically I sort of just throw a variety of seeds into the ground, or pick and plant perennials. His work is always neat, precise and praise worthy, mine is, shall we say, interesting. A note about our past: when I met Mark he had 500, yes, 500 succulents or cacti in his apartment bedroom. As someone who was pursuing a degree in Land Use Planning, I found this was a hugely attractive hobby. And I still care for about 10 of these plants that have managed to make the 40 year journey with us.