here and elsewhere, 2015
silkscreen print on cotton fabric
studio 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.