here and elsewhere

here and elsewhere, 2015
silkscreen print on cotton fabric

fwmprinting_photobyCarlosstudio photo by Carlos Avendaño

designed by Addoley Dzegede; printed with assistance from fellow artists in the Apprenticeship Training Program at the Fabric Workshop & Museum

In 2015, during a post-graduate apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, I set a radius for myself to explore around the museum. I collected patterns found in the architecture of 5 distinct neighborhoods and created a pattern (titled “Here and Elsewhere”) that combined over a dozen of these patterns, using a color palette commonly found in West African wax prints. The cloth read as “African” to many people at the museum, though the patterns reflected the very landscape they traversed each day to get to the building.