Current Location:
Frederik Meijer Campus in Holland -> Meijer Building
Location Notes:
HOL; South Hall; across from Room #116

Three Sisters: Lead, Arsenic & Uranium

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.48.1
Artist:
Christine D. Hornby
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Wool, Cotton, Linen and Polyfil
Date:
2011
Description:
Wool rug with three sunflowers against a blue sky. There is a brown border around the outer edge.
Historical Context:
"Done in traditional rug hooking, applique and proddy, this wall hanging is [my] largest piece to date...Textile pieces are often still considered "Craft" and not treated as art. Doing a piece like this, which includes the techniques that make it impossible to be used as a floor rug, I hope to show that textiles can belong in the category of "Fine Art" ... Sunflowers have the ability to extract toxic chemicals found in the soil, such as lead, arsenic and uranium. [My] sisters/friends are my source of renewal- they help remove the toxins in life that run me down. Without people to cheer us up, and support us, where would we be?" - Christine B. Hornby