Josie Misick – Environmental Art
Josie Misick – Lecturer, University of Westminster and Environmental Artist
Title of Work
Berta Caceres – Environmental Activism
Printed Silk and Cotton Calico fabric artworks, with bamboo poles for hanging.
Berta Isabel Caceres Flores led an environmental fight in Honduras for her Lenca indigenous peoples, campaigning against illegal logging and the building of hydroelectric dams that threatened their lands and traditional way of life.
Caceres was assassinated in 2016, along with hundreds of other environmental activists in third world countries also murdered by corrupt governments, the military or avaricious corporations.
Josie adapted traditional Honduran weaving patterns using indigenous flora, to frame Caceres with their colour and vibrancy. Capturing Caceres spirit, determination and her green persona, with hair alight representing the burning forests in the face of overwhelming odds.
Different fabric bases transfer her life’s mission, not obliterated, forgotten or destroyed; her legacy lives on as the fight continues.
Dimensions & Instructions for 2 Fabric Hangings
2 Long Portrait printed fabric hangings (1 x silk and 1 x calico) – 55cms width x 90cms height each
• Both are attached to a bamboo pole at the top, that can be hung on each end from a wire.
• These are to be hung together, with the silk print hanging directly in front (approx 10-15cms) of the calico print
• The silk print hanging has no bottom pole as it is supposed to flow freely in front of the heavier calico hanging which is more rigid
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