A.T. Day 5

August 28, 2009

I was touched by your work. You described accurately how so many of us feel about T&T! Although I have been living overseas for 20 years, I am still saddened by the continuing rise in crime. I’ve asked myself many times, how bad does it have to get before it starts getting better? The truth is, nothing will change until we do something about it. You’ve made a positive step. Continue raising awareness ! –  Tracey Drayton-Gomes

gift-from-him

Can eight years of commitment to the topic of violence in boys as they grow to adulthood, culminating in the show Police an’Tief really change a nation?

I have asked this question about the power and purpose of Art.

I can now say,

definitively,

YES.

However one other thing is needed to make this statement true.

It is the reliance we place on each other.

flower

We must make the effort to make these changes happen,they need not be elaborate, they can be as simple as looking someone in the eyes when talking to them. Then we will see through participation and genuine effort to change for the better that once started,simple acts will improve our well-being and that of those around us, leaving no need for shows like this… Adele Todd All Rights Reserved 2009


An artist project produced by Adele Todd and overseen by Richard Bolai. She is an embroider who spent five days in a place called the House to combat crime in her country. Since then from the 23rd of August, 2009, reports on homicide has dipped and in one place called Diego Martin, the daily bombardment of police, ambulance sirens and night helicopter surveillance have ceased. Let the flowers bloom once again

A detail of a handkerchief of which each of the thirty two were dabbed with either  perfume, cologne or baby power. This was to give a sence of memory and to remind the viewer that this was a person.

fedex

October 2rd, 2009

Today I got a call from RealArtWays telling me that they got a call from FexEx had held the box for security reason asking them to explain what exactly is ‘inside’ my embroidery.

I had to ask twice what was meant by the question? Did they think that perhaps I had infused the threads with some sort of drug?

The ingredient to my work is as follows-: Handkerchief linen, embroidery thread.

RealArtWays is one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations is based in America.

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One Response to “A.T. Day 5”

  1. Tracey Drayton-Gomes Says:

    Hi Adele, I was touched by your work. You described accurately how so many of us feel about T&T! Although I have been living overseas for 20 years, I am still saddened by the continuing rise in crime. I’ve asked myself many times, how bad does it have to get before it starts getting better? The truth is, nothing will change until we do something about it. You’ve made a positive step. Continue raising awareness!! x


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