disentanglement of patient fingers / May 9 - 22, 2014
Yet when, as by the gentle disentanglement of patient fingers, the ligaments of the corporeal life are unwound from about the soul, the latter, undestroyed, may still remain through its allotted day of endurance.
- The Hasheesh Eater by Fitz Hugh Ludlow -
As "women's work" has historically been to serve others, the career choice of serving others often goes unrecognized because it is assumed to be innate within women. The video series disentanglement of patient fingers is of women's hands that have specifically chosen to intellectually, spiritually and emotionally help and serve others as their career choice. These eight different women have chosen careers that often times sacrifice their emotional well-being, relationships and life patterns. The videos were made during 20 minutes long individual sessions. The women were asked to create rituals and repetitive motions with materials to induce relaxation and trance. We are privileged to watch these women reveal self-care through their hands. Thank you to the women that participated in this project and thank you for your art form of service.
BIO: Julia Freeman is a Seattle based artist originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with her MFA in Fibers. Her work is a continuous blend of printmaking, collaging, painting and drawing. Her experience with textiles and fibers heavily influences her process and material choices. She has exhibited at Foster/White Gallery, SOIL Art Gallery, 4Culture Gallery, Clemson University, Kirkland Arts Center, Richard Hugo House Art and at the Art Factory in Seoul, South Korea. She has been nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award in 2007 and 2010 and was a finalist in the Miami University Young Painters Competitions. She was a member of the artist-run-gallery SOIL and is a visiting instructor in the IVA program at the University of Washington. She recently opened her own contemporary art gallery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood called The Alice with her artist friend Julie Alexander.
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