Help support and create incredible outdoor rice painting installations and intricate wax-resist batik apparel!
Clearly I had some trouble expressing myself in a video, so allow me to introduce myself here:
My name is Nabila Daredia and I am a Senior at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In May I will graduate with a BFA in Fiber Arts. It is my hope that this kickstarter will help fund my Thesis Commencement Exhibition which can be summed up in the following statement:
"As a transnational, multicultural woman living in an increasingly cosmopolitan world, I am naturally fascinated by how we as hybrid persons negotiate our identities that are often fragmented by geographical, cultural, and spiritual displacement. Reverse Mitosis consists of two bodies of work that seek to synthesize the varying parts of my identity through the creation of amalgamated objects, designs, and installations.
The first body of work is a series of apparel that have been taken apart and reassembled with silk images created using the batik technique of dyeing over wax resists. By taking out portions of the clothing and replacing them with illustrated silk parts, the forced encounter creates a narrative between the original article of clothing and the added immigrant component.
The second body of work consists of floor paintings made with uncooked rice grains that are hand dyed and placed upon the ground without adhesive in radiating decorative patterns. These ephemeral and intuitive works reference the Indian rangoli in which rice powder and natural pigments are combined and hand-placed in elaborate radiating patterns on the ground in the entryways of a home to welcome the Divine in times of festival and celebration. The painting serves as a portal between the sacred and the mundane, allowing the God/dess to step foot on the beautiful threshold before entering the home. My rice paintings function in much the same way. I am creating an exalted sacred space that is imbued by my intricate detailing and meditative, labor-intense process. In addition, my lack of prior knowledge about the Rangoli before beginning my own explorations in the same medium and manner, is testament to the innate cultural memories that shape our identities."
For the Commencement, or Graduation, Exhibition, I will be showing both bodies of work. Essentially, I am creating one 25' x 25' rice painting and three intricate batiked apparel pieces, including a coat, a pair of jeans with t-shirt, and a pair of gloves. The funds raised by this Kickstarter will pay for the supplies that go into the making and installation of the works.
To check out my artist statement and selected past works, visit my website at http://nabiladaredia.virb.com.
Any questions, comments, or concerns can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Peace and joy,
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Receives Original Artwork of Donor's Name in Batik Sized 4" x 6", Copy of Fiber Thesis Exhibition Catalogue Featuring the Entire MICA Fiber Class of 2012 Graduates, Signed Exhibition Post Card, and Honorable Mention on Artist WebsiteEstimated delivery:
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