Current series: The Luxury of Denial
[2016-current/mixed media] Using the story Alice and Wonderland as a visual inspiration, this series, which is a work-in-progress, explores textile-based pieces investigating my experience of growing up white and privileged in a very patriarchal, segregated, and racially charged part of the south.
Prior work: Consoling a dream
"...when the monster stops growing, it dies. It can't stay one size." Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck."
[2013-2014/mixed media] This series evolved from my reflections on the recession that began in 2008. I explore how its effects on family members and myself reverberate into social myths of the American dream, such as home ownership. See and read more...
©Wendy Riley 2013-2017