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 here, 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.

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