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Doll_The Silence Beneath our Thoughts_23x23 by Anya Doll

Doll_The Silence Beneath our Thoughts_23x23

23x23" unframed fiber collage with freestyle machine stitching. This was made during 2020 and the beginning of 2021, when there were many thoughts about the pandemic, isolation, politics, racial justice. Somehow we each had to find our own center in the public cacophony. And too, the solitude of quarantine challenged us with the internal noise of our own thoughts. This flag was an almost year-long meditative process to peel back layers of thoughts both internal and external, to empty until the silence that is eternally beneath it all was stitched into the fibers. It is a prayer for us all, reminding that we always have access to silence beneath our thoughts.