The exhibition, Patterns of Identity, presents a selection of works from eight undergraduate University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth students in Woven and Complex Woven Cloth taught by Suzi Ballenger in the Fall Semester 2018.
Students used woven cloth as a metaphor to explore concepts of ethnicity, family, religious symbols and political crests. Their social fabric is a contemporary interpretation of 19th and 20th century Rhode Island weaving patterns. In the process of making, students first imitated and then re-designed the historic patterns with a modern version to create their own Pattern of Identity. Continue reading