DAWN WILLIAMS BOYD
CLOTH PAINTINGS: WOMYNS' STORIES

This group of cloth paintings is not, technically, a series at all. The only common thread is that they all feature female subjects. Most of my work features the human female figure and there are actually three series that feature womyn's perspectives specifically - Ladies Night, Three Marys and the Goddess Series (included in Acrylic Paintings). The cloth paintings on this page are either derived from my own experiences or the words of other female artists/poets.

Odalisque                                      2005

86 x 67 inches                         

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss, cowrie shells, metal plates, beads, sequins and purchased tassels. Appliqued and quilted by machine; embellished by hand.

Sankofa                                           2009

73 x 51 inches                                     

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss and ink jet printed cotton. Pieced and appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

Forsaking All Others                                      2015

41.5 x 41.5 inches                             

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

Piscean Dancer                                                2016

58.5 x 46.5 inches                         

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery 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       Piscean Dancer  2016

Abebe, Chinwe's Daughter    2008

72 x 42 inches                       

Assorted fabrics, cotton embroidery floss and beads. Pieced and appliqued by machine; embroidered, embellished and quilted by hand.

Sisters, In the Eyes of Men   2014

60 x 36 inches                         

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

The Artist's Muse                                       2015

75.5 x 59 inches                               

Assorted fabrics and cotton embroidery floss.

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

The Right To (MY) Life                                                      2017 

36 x 48 inches                                     

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

Nurture                                                 2017

48 x 72 inches                             

Assorted fabrics.

Appliqued by machine; quilted by hand.

The Third Swan                                                      2017

51 x 82 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

©Dawn A. Williams Boyd 2021. The rights to use the words and images on this website are reserved exclusively for the artist. They may not be used for any reason without the artist's expressed and written permission.