Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Freedom of Expression Exhibition

I'm proud to say my piece, A Show of Hands, is hanging at the Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia through the month of July. Their exhibition, called First Amendment, is all about the freedom of expression.  They sought pieces of a political nature and my totem about voting fit the bill.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this show. Here are pictures, courtesy of Karen Cooper.  (My piece is hanging on the wall facing the front of the gallery, just to the right of the gentleman.)



You can see a close-up of both sides of the piece on my website: www.VivienZepf.com .  It's listed under my "Hands" series.   I painted the yellow side of the quilt and stamped almost all the verbiage of the constitutional amendments that have to do with voting over the yellow.  I then stenciled the quote from President Eisenhower and thread sketched some hands.

The reverse red, white, and blue side is pieced from scraps from my collection in an homage to the patriotism of our founding fathers.  I stenciled three "calls to arms" for voting on the surface, as well as stamped a few of my favorite quotations about the importance of voting.

4 comments:

norma said...

Congratulations! It's a fabulous piece, as I remember seeing it in the Totems exhibit. Did they hang it so that both sides showed?

Cindy Green said...

Wow, that's fantastic! Congrats!

Natalya Aikens said...

congrats!!!

Karen L R said...

excellent!