Jackie Abrams in the National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh, has recently acquired a piece by NBO member Jackie Abrams for their World Cultures Gallery.
Shelter (2016) shown above, shows how Abrams “explores the container as a symbol of home. The mud cloth produced and used by Bamana women in Mali is a powerful reference to their role in society. The structure of the vessel – with the inside of the cloth exposed and open spaces in the framework – reflects the precariousness of some homes and of things that are not easily contained such as hopes, thoughts and dreams.”
Congratulations to Jackie – shown here, left, visiting her work on display at the National Museum of Scotland this past September.