Indira Freitas Johnson

God Bless America
mixed media textile

The textile pieces, which make up my most recent work, are embroidered by women from Marketplace, Handwork of India, an organization that operates in Golibar, a low-income area in Mumbai (Bombay) India and promotes economic development and personal empowerment. I travel to India at least once a year and continue to do design work for Marketplace. My family has been involved in this community for over thirty years as a result of which we have now each become part of our larger extended families. You can learn more about Marketplace at –