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Troutbeck Symposium: Speaker Series — Taha Clayton
We are pleased to present the Troutbeck Symposium Speaker Series, an extension of the energy, themes and topics of the annual Troutbeck Symposium into our ongoing programming. Learn more about the Troutbeck Symposium — the first in Spring 2022 and the next in Spring 2023 — here.
Our second guest, in partnership with the Wassaic Project, is artist Taha Clayton. He will speak on the process that went into creating The Cloth and his experience of being an artist.
"The Cloth is a series that travels through the transformational life of a cotton plant. Its history, symbolism and resilience parallel the women, men and children that have come before me. I exist in their future and past. I am cutting from their cloth. Fibers that were once exploited for its physical value, spun, stretched, and braided itself into eternal power. We move through the fabric of time, following intimate stories of fear, courage and joy."
Charcoal and graphite on paper with repurposed barn wood frame
26 in x 34 in