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Don’t Give Up The Ship

January 14th, 2012 / Posted by fp julia / Permalink

We have a beautiful exhibit hanging in Gallery 543 at the Navy Yard right now that consists of flags by artist Emily Manalo Ruiz. The main portion of the exhibit is the “1000 Works Project”, which consists of 1000 small fabric flags, each of which are unique, sewn out of salvaged materials and inspired by old battle flags.  The exhibit also includes some of her larger flags, also made with reclaimed materials, that are text-based and printed with meaningful, personal phrases.

“Art, for me, is cathartic.  It serves as an outlet for releasing deep-seated pains, capturing fleeting memories, and for understanding and documenting my life experience.  My work conveys a sense of nostalgia, longing, and sometimes, hope. It helps me to make sense of things, to communicate, to find closure and contentment, and to attempt to make permanent what is impermanent.” – Emily Manalo Ruiz

IMG 2037 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2040 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2053 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2057 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2069 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2061 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2065 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2068 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2075 Dont Give Up The Ship

IMG 2042 Dont Give Up The Ship

Go see more of her work here!



More from Free People: http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/01/give-ship/#ixzz1nzEpoala
Posted on Tuesday, March 27th at 10:54PM

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