Clara Nartey

Piecing Beauty

© Clara Nartey, Piecing Beauty, full
© Clara Nartey, Piecing Beauty, full

 

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© Clara Nartey, Piecing Beauty, detail

Piecing together the fabrics of our lives, men and women from time past till now have adorned our bodies with beauty and our walls with art. The process of strip-piecing a hand-woven cloth (called kente) native to Ghana, Africa is depicted in this work.

Rhythm #1: Dancing

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© Clara Nartey, Rhythm: Dancing, full

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The rhythmic dance of the lakes and rivers give Connecticut its characteristic calm, which is quite different from the hustle and bustle of much larger states. ‘Dancing’ celebrates the peaceful and serene state of Connecticut.

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