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“Foundation”, 2012
Small Bedroom
This piece created for Wickham House 200, to hover on the window seal in the small bedroom at the Valentine Richmond History Center. 
Fabric stones speak specifically of those “free and enslaved men and women who managed the daily operations... outside the view of the family.” Fifteen small sculptures, whose average size is similar to that of the human heart, are formed of silk organza and leafed with gold. Organza, chosen for its self-sustaining strength, serves to complement the vitality of these individuals. “Foundation” provides the enslaved with a new presence of honor and visibility.
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