Saw Blade Mandala, 2016
Valerie Doran Bashaw (MFA 1992)
Rust printed on fabric creates an almost illusive print, not completely there, yet substantial enough to communicate an image. My family is in the woodworking industry, so it seems logical to work with rusty sawblades, and I am interested in meditation and mandalas, voila, this image.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.