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Gifts of Art presents Beauty in My World: Purses & God’s Eyes by Heather Boersma

  • June 06, 2022 - August 26, 2022
Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Center South Lobby, Fl. 1 - On Site Exhibition

At the beginning of the pandemic, teacher and artist Heather Boersma collected nature and found objects and fashioned them into art purses. Her goal was to create a diary of artifacts about our global experience. She used whatever was on hand: Amazon boxes, toilet paper rolls, masks, ramen noodle, moss. When her mother almost died from Covid-19, she chronicled the stress of visitor lockdown as she quarantined in a hotel making art with dog food and hotel card keys. As her mother and the world recovered, Boersma wove God's Eyes, a craft from her childhood, to create hope from bold colors and interesting texture. For her, finding beauty in struggle is the essential work of the artist.

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