"My Journey from Kuba to Bauhaus" Study 2
"My Journey from Kuba to Bauhaus"
One of a kind Textile Art, Improv sewn hand dyed linen, hand bound .A study of the strongest influences on my artistic textile path.
Currently on exhibition at the Anacostia Art Center
What is ...?
Kuba cloth is usually identified by bold, graphic black patterns that suggest movement. The textile often prominently features both repeated themes and irregularities between sections, which remind you that an artist’s hand crafted each stitch. This style originated in the 17th century in the Kuba kingdom of central Africa, in modern-day Democratic Republic of Congo. Traditionally woven using raffia palm fibers, Kuba cloths range in size and shape and are renowned as a significant art tradition from this part of the world. -GABRIELLE DAVENPORT
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar by German architect Walter Gropius (1883–1969). The school combined elements of both fine arts and design education. Bauhaus was an obvious influence on mid-century modern furniture and design, which is is currently having a huge resurgence. You can see it in the sleek lines, experimental use of materials, and strategic colors of design from the 1950s-1960s, as well as contemporary recreations.