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Gio Swaby’s Colorful Textile Portraits

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 13, 2023

fabric portrait by Gio Swaby

fabric portrait by Gio Swaby

fabric portrait by Gio Swaby

fabric portrait by Gio Swaby

I am loving these vibrant fabric portraits by Bahamian artist Gio Swaby (Instagram). Here’s a brief statement of work from her website (italics mine):

Gio Swaby is a Bahamian visual artist whose practice is an exploratory celebration of Blackness and womanhood. Her work centres on Black joy as a radical act of resistance. It works through the philosophy of love as liberation and explores pathways of healing and empowerment. It allows space for both the strong and soft to coexist.

(via colossal)