Up in The Air
Sunday, September 27, 2020
$7 per participant ($2 fee + $5 donation to artists)
Free for all Queens borough residents. Please contact for your Promo code.
Up in the Air is a collaborative work by Japanese natural dye artist Maki Teshima and Finnish-American artist-painter Amanda Millet-Sorsa that engages in an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange on color and both artists’ relationship to nature. The paintings and sculptural mobiles are made with naturally dyed textiles and mycelium--all biodegradable materials. The dyes came from areca nuts, avocado pits, carrot tops, chlorophyllin, indigo, oak galls, rose madder, turmeric…
The audience is first invited to meditate to a 10min original sound meditation composed by Mahir Cetiz using sounds from our studios and nature. Meditation has accompanied our creative process often triggered by the motion and sound of water whether it is the waves at the beach or textiles in a dye bath. After experiencing the meditation session, the audience views the short film featuring our works as a moveable outdoor exhibition at Far Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY.
This work is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It was also made possible by support from Wilk Apiary Inc.