Democracy: A Work in Process
Democracy, like this mask, is a work in progress, often messy and confusing but hopefully with time will come clarity. Let’s hope we can emerge from this chaotic historic moment, humbled by our exposed fault lines, with renewed resolve to create a more just and equitable society. I want to believe Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” However, it is not inevitable. We will have to work for it.
Copyright © 2020 Adrienne Sloane
From her Lexington, Massachusetts studio, fiber artist Adrienne Sloane creates work that often has a political focus, even as she remains mindful of the rich historical context of her medium. Her practice reveals a deep dive into all forms of sculptural structures knit by hand and by machine while more recent pieces employ a broader range of fiber approaches and techniques. She has taught and exhibited internationally and shared her knowledge with indigenous knitters in Bolivia and Peru through work on various economic empowerment projects. Two of her pieces, “At the End of My Rope” and “The Unraveling” are included in the online exhibit Out of the Fray at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.