ZIPPORAH CAMILLE THOMPSON

queen of the field

“Queen of the Field” is a project occurring in midtown Atlanta, as part of a larger creative project hosted by The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, called the Hambidge Creative Hive. For this project, I worked to transform a former, unoccupied sushi restaurant into a gallery and working artist project space. Queen of the Field is a fusion of personal histories and collective experiences, explored through natural dye processes, large scale tapestry weaving, and the collection of found objects. This project is inspired by my two grandmothers, each of whom worked the land, and through harvesting, gathering, fetching, toiling, and making something from nothing, were able to provide for their large families. The project is dedicated to their efforts, and also to all of the ancestral matriarchs, primarily those of color who were born into a life of physical labor of the land. Natural dye workshops and opportunities to weave on a communal tapestry loom were offered at no cost to the community, and there were hours in which the space was open regularly for public interaction and exchange.

“Queen of the Field” is a project occurring in midtown Atlanta, as part of a larger creative project hosted by The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, called the Hambidge Creative Hive.  For this project, I worked to transform a former, unoccupied sushi restaurant into a gallery and working artist project space. Queen of the Field is a fusion of personal histories and collective experiences, explored through natural dye processes, large scale tapestry weaving, and the collection of found objects. This project is inspired by my two grandmothers, each of whom worked the land, and through harvesting, gathering, fetching, toiling, and making something from nothing, were able to provide for their large families. The project is dedicated to their efforts, and also to all of the ancestral matriarchs, primarily those of color who were born into a life of physical labor of the land. Natural dye workshops and opportunities to weave on a communal tapestry loom were offered at no cost to the community, and there were hours in which the space was open regularly for public interaction and exchange.

 

“Queen of the Field” is a project occurring in midtown Atlanta, as part of a larger creative project hosted by The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, called the Hambidge Creative Hive.  For this project, I worked to transform a former, unoccupied sushi restaurant into a gallery and working artist project space. Queen of the Field is a fusion of personal histories and collective experiences, explored through natural dye processes, large scale tapestry weaving, and the collection of found objects. This project is inspired by my two grandmothers, each of whom worked the land, and through harvesting, gathering, fetching, toiling, and making something from nothing, were able to provide for their large families. The project is dedicated to their efforts, and also to all of the ancestral matriarchs, primarily those of color who were born into a life of physical labor of the land. Natural dye workshops and opportunities to weave on a communal tapestry loom were offered at no cost to the community, and there were hours in which the space was open regularly for public interaction and exchange.

 

field prism, for allean, 2017

64"H x 58"W x 6"D

field prism, for allean, 2017

64"H x 58"W x 6"D

field marker: place of wonder, 2017

32"H x 16"W

field marker: place of wonder, 2017

32"H x 16"W

obelisks of the matriarchs, 2017

15'H x 5.5'W x 57"D

obelisks of the matriarchs, 2017

15'H x 5.5'W x 57"D

detail, of obelisks of the matriarchs, 2017

15'H x 5.5'W x 57"D

detail, of obelisks of the matriarchs, 2017

15'H x 5.5'W x 57"D

detail, of obelisks of the matriarchs, 2017

15'H x 5.5'W x 57"D

detail, of obelisks of the matriarchs, 2017

15'H x 5.5'W x 57"D

portal covering, 2017
48"W x 28"H x 8"D
portal covering, 2017
48"W x 28"H x 8"D

geochemical artifice, 2017

58"H x 26"W x 18"D

geochemical artifice, 2017

58"H x 26"W x 18"D

tillage totem, 2017

74"H x 44"W x 8"D

tillage totem, 2017

74"H x 44"W x 8"D

detail of tillage totem, 2017

74"H x 44"W x 8"D

detail of tillage totem, 2017

74"H x 44"W x 8"D

landmass: fields of glory, 2017

35"H x 33"W

landmass: fields of glory, 2017

35"H x 33"W

landmass: fields of refuge, 2017

46"H x 28"W

landmass: fields of refuge, 2017

46"H x 28"W

sow & reap, 2017

collaborative tapestry

44"H  x 40"W (without frame)

sow & reap, 2017

collaborative tapestry

44"H  x 40"W (without frame)

field prism, for christine, 2017

55"H x 72"W x 4"D

field prism, for christine, 2017

55"H x 72"W x 4"D

fire-fallow, 2017

76"H x 40"W

fire-fallow, 2017

76"H x 40"W

installation shot, tidal bore (upper) & sifting, seeking (lower), 2017

installation shot, tidal bore (upper) & sifting, seeking (lower), 2017

tidal bore, 2017

15"H x 11"W

tidal bore, 2017

15"H x 11"W

sifting, seeking, 2017

13"H x 13"W

sifting, seeking, 2017

13"H x 13"W

land, labour, &  gold, 2017

12"H x 9"W

land, labour, &  gold, 2017

12"H x 9"W

driftless dawn, 2017

38"H x 24.5"W

driftless dawn, 2017

38"H x 24.5"W

of rain and provision, 2017

62"H x 18"W

of rain and provision, 2017

62"H x 18"W

eternal return, 2017

38"H x 3*"W

eternal return, 2017

38"H x 3*"W

detail of tillage totem, 2017

74"H x 44"W x 8"D

detail of tillage totem, 2017

74"H x 44"W x 8"D

vegetable & naturally dyed fibers, 2017

vegetable & naturally dyed fibers, 2017

oasis, 2017

oasis, 2017

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