“Do You Want to Dance?” Said Martha Graham to Judith Graff to Geri Heavener (2013)

Silk, cotton, linen, metallic thread and floss, cotton thread and floss 16.75”x18.75”
Silk, cotton, linen, metallic thread and floss, cotton thread and floss
16.75”x18.75”

Inspiration: Aaron Copeland and Martha Graham. “Appalachian Spring.” 1944. | Musical Genre: Mid-century Modern Ballet

This was initially drawn based on a memory of movements from the Graham ballet I had learned to dance in college. I was trying to explain to my husband the difference between the way I was taught to move my body in my ten years of classic ballet as compared with what I learned from my professor who had studied and danced with Martha Graham.

Lifespan/ M(usic) I(nside) C(urved) E(ntrances) (2013)

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Silk, linen, cotton, metallic thread and floss, cotton thread and floss
12”x12”

Inspiration: Terry Riley. “Lifespan/ M(usic) I(nside) C(urved) E(ntrances).” 2007. Les Yeux and Lifespan. Elision Fields. | Length: 2:11 minutes; Musical Genre: Minimalism

Electronically generated tonal harmonic framework of musical phrases punctuated by a steady bumpy pulse. I find the repetition of the pulse very comforting.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun: With a Nod to Cindi Lauper, Ariel Pink, Miriam Schapiro, Judy Chicago, and the 140,000,000 Women Who Have Experienced Genital Mutilation (2013)

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Linen, silk, polyester, cotton, metallic thread and floss, cotton thread and floss 16.5”x20.25”

My initial drawing grew out of my hearing a public radio conversation about the 140,000,000 women who experienced Female Genital Mutilation. My image with the black center represents the girls who will NEVER have fun.

Sound & Sense Responses of a Synesthete