With my recent kickstarter funded, I’m heading to Greece in June for an artists residency at Athena Standards in Athens Greece. During this month I'll be examining how mind, body, and heart-centered knowledge can lead to change.
I just wrapped up my April exhibition at IA&A at Hillyer in DC. It was the inaugural presentation of the works from Imagination of Salvation—so powerful to talk about this work, what it means to me, what I hope it will mean for Azraq, Jordan, and beyond.
In Imagination of Salvation, Bryanna works with local partners from Al Azraq (the blue one), a former desert oasis in Eastern Jordan that has been decimated by 30 years of groundwater over-pumping and resource mismanagement. Through this work she seeks to create a visual lexicon to understand how mind, body, and heart-centered knowledge can lead us to overcome powerlessness and cynicism and take action for change. Imagination of Salvation: Actions on the Land presents the first phase of this work, including documented site-specific actions, mixed-media collage, poetry, and local memories focused on understanding the land, its history, and its dreams for the future.