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Dawn Williams Boyd

NEW CLOTH PAINTINGS 2014 - 2016

As a professional artist I must constantly make new artwork. My 'muse' requires it of me and most group exhibitions only allow us to submit work that is 2-3 years old! It is a very limiting system and some great artwork doesn't get  seen because it gets timed out of that year's exhibitions. Thank God for websites! Aside from curating your own shows, what are you going to do? So at the end of each year I go through my sketch book, where I keep ideas for new work as they come to me, and decide which 5-6 pieces I want to create for the coming year. I average 6-8 weeks per large piece and I usually spend the first month or two just drawing. At the end of 2014 I decided that I had done enough "happy" work to satisfy those critics who had previously complained that my subject matter was too 'dark'.

 

For the next few years no more smiling faces, cute little kids, puppies or kittens! At least through the end of 2017 I'll create work that is derived from our history, culture, politics and other issues effecting our society today. Better strap in - it may be a bumpy ride.

 

These pieces  were completed between 2014 and 2017.

Sisters: In the Eyes of Men     60 x 36 inches         $4000

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, beads. Appliqued by machine.Embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

Preserving (Our) Culture    84 x 41 inches             SOLD

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton closs, beads, cowrie shells. Appliqued by machine. Embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand

Forsaking All Others           41.5 x 41.5 inches                       $3000

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss,beads, pearls and sequins. Appliqued by machine. Embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

Toxicity                                                              46.5 x 72 inches                             $5000

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, beads, sequins and pom-pom trim.

Appliqued by machine. Embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand

The Artist's Muse                         75.5 x 59 inches                              SOLD

 

Assorted fabrics. cotton floss. Appliqued by machine. Embroidered and quilted by hand

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd         The Artist's Muse                               2015

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd     Clashings Cultures    2015

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd                                 Toxicity                                           2015

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd        Forsaking All Others             2015

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd Sisters: In the Eyes of Men 2014

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd      Freedom Of Speech                      2016

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd Bad Blood: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments, Macon County, AL 1932-1972                                                                                             2016

Human Rights in the New Millenium:Freedom Of Speech

 49.5 x 49.5 inches                                                       $3000

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, acrylic paints, inkjet printed fabrics. Appliqued by machine. Embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

Bad Blood: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments - Macon County, AL 1932-1972

                        53 x 60 inches                                                                    $7000                                                                                                

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, buttons, flag pin, buckle and acrylic paints.

Appliqued, embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd Six Feet of Water:Evangeline, LA 1927            2016

Six Feet of Water: Evangeline, LA 1927      70 x 70 inches                              $4000

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, laces and buttons.

Appliqued by machine, embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd Piscean Dancer                             2016

Piscean Dancer      58.5 x 46.5 inches              $3000

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, laces, beads and sequins, buttons and a child's dress.

Appliqued by machine. Embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd    Bill Cosby's Picnic         2016

Bill Cosby's Picnic         59 x 37                     SOLD

 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, pantyhose, inkjet printed cotton.

Appliqued by machine, embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd "Triple Nickles"                      2017

Triple Nickles                 60 x 48 inches                 SOLD

Assorted fabrics and cotton floss.

Appliqued by machine, Embroidered and quilted by hand.