Gateway (installation images), Edinburgh Art Festival 2021

Sequoia Barnes

Photo: Sally Jubb Photography.
In this textile installation, which is reminiscent of a shrine, Sequoia seeks answers to her questions about the journey of sculptor Edmonia Lewis and Frederick Douglass to Naples in 1887.The exact details of the trip are not documented, leaving room to speculate as to what happened. Barnes summons the spirits of Lewis and Douglass folding their desires into a quilt made with previously owned textiles. During the installation the artist encouraged visitors

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