1. k[NO]w UR Place (2017) – silk organza, metal, bungees, chain, motorized; 36 x 36 x 120 in.
2. The Rainbow Parade – Shibori dyed silk Organza, metal, bungees, plastic, lights; 96 x 36 x 16 in.
I have used textiles since 1970 to express my curiosity in sexuality/sensuality, gender fluidity and transformation, in both personal and political contexts.
I attended school in the United States and Mexico, and taught art in private, recreational, and academic settings to children and adults.
Exhibits include Evanston Art Center, Lakeview Museum, Prairie State College, Spertus Museum, and Woman Made Gallery.
My primary medium is dyed silk, a material that can be manipulated to portray weight beyond it’s ephemeral nature and embody inherent contrasts in subject matter.
© Deborah Hirshfield