Two American artists, Jeane Vogel and Sukanya Mani, are creating artwork focusing on alternate views of history that focus on women’s stories and women’s symbols, dating to pre-history.
They are traveling to Ireland, 22 Sept-3 Oct 2018 to gather research source material and meet people. They are looking for artists who are willing to meet, exchange stories and explore symbolism of female myth, lore and stories that are embedded in their respective cultures and in the local Irish community. They are hoping to develop collaborations and new work and find common intersections.
Artist Jeane Vogel will use photography to document the process and get a sense of the space. She will also use mixed media and weft-faced tapestry to explore ancient stories. Jeane is interested in exploring the symbols and signs that foremothers left us to tell their stories, and how those stories have been translated and transformed into today’s cultural touchpoints. Jeane plans to incorporate her study of ancient Native American symbolism with Irish and “modern Western” symbolism of women in her work.
Artist Sukanya Mani is interested in exploring graphic storytelling of humans. Her roots are from India and she incorporates ancient Indian and global art into her contemporary stories. muralist and creates public art in response to contemporary stories told through ancient art forms. Sukanya has been exploring retelling the ancient stories and finding connections to the contemporary lifestyles of women today. She wants to study why certain artistic decisions were made in storytelling of the female in the past and bring it into a modern context.
The artists are not looking for housing/hosting/funding — just sisterhood.
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Collaboration Opportunity with 2 American Women Artists