Dawn Williams Boyd
CLOTH PAINTINGS SERIES: The Sins of the Fathers

The Sins of the Fathers series includes cloth paintings, acrylic paintings on canvas and plywood (available on this site under Acrylic Paintings). There are over 20 pieces in this series currently. It discusses incidences of racial violence against Black American citizens here in the United States - from the 400 year long horror of the slave trade through the mob brutality and lynching 'picnics' of Reconstruction; from the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960's to the dawn of the 21st century where  world citizensall across the globe march in the streets to protest the relentless spilling of the blood of innocent Black Americans.



 

(c) Dawn A. Williams Boyd  These Bones: Atlanta, GA  2004

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These Bones: Atlanta, GA 1979          

2004 

86 x 61 inches                                 

Assorted fabrics, cotton floss, polyester net, lace, buttons, ribbon, bias tape. Appliqued by machine; quilted, embroidered and embellished by hand.

Waiting for Medgar: Jackson, MS 1963

2004

80 x 56.5 inches                               

Cotton fabrics and floss, bugle beads, sequins.

Pieced by machine; appliqued, embroidered and embellished  by hand.

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Peaches and Evangeline: Bibbs County, FL 1942

2004

72 x 53.5 inches                           

Cotton fabrics and embroidery floss, polyester ribbon.

Pieced and appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

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Mammy's Revenge: Broken Promises      2014 

59 x 48 inches                               

 Assorted fabrics, braided rope, cowrie shell, button.

Appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand

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Six Feet of Water: Evangeline, LA 1927
2016
70 x 70 inches                                  
Assorted fabrics and laces, cotton embroidery floss and buttons.
Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

The Middle Passage     2007               

93 x 46 inches                               

Cotton fabrics and floss, silk ribbon, kente cloth. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

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Freedom of Speech     2016

49.5 x 49.5 inches                   

Assorted fabrics including inkjet printed cotton and silk, cotton floss and acrylic paint. Appliqued by machine; painted, embroidered and quilted by hand.

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Toxicity

46 x 72 inches                 2015

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, beads and sequins.

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

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Baptizing Our Children in a River of Blood     2017

36 x 48 inches                                 

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss. Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

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

2016

53 x 68 inches                                   

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, buttons, flag pin, buckle and acrylic paints. Appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

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We Shall Overcome     2017

69 x 46 inches                                       

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss.

Appliqued by machine; embroidered and quilted by hand.

For inquires please contact Fort Gansevoort Gallery at: gallery@fortgansevoort.com