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Multi-media artist Dayna Talbot was a flight attendant for United Airlines and on September 11, 2001 was on her way to Boston for a medical procedure when she heard the news of the first plane. By the time she arrived at Dana Farber she had heard the news of the second plane and knew immediately that this was terrorism.
“The Power of Remembrance” project began three years later when United offered a company wide leave of absence. At that time, Dayna entered a BFA program at Massachusetts College of Art and unknowingly began documenting her responses to grief and trauma. It was during the MFA program at Lesley University that she began using fiber in her work to create both 2D and 3D pieces, just as we mend relationships and heal physical scars, she uses fibers to stitch paintings, prints, and make sculptures and paper. The exhibition/installation memorializes and explores her aesthetic response to the tragic attacks on 9/11.
The solo exhibition features various hand-pulled prints, a large scale painting and a large scale fiber installation along with 35 felted vessels commemorating the 35 United and American employees killed.
Date(s): 10/21/2021 to 02/11/2022
Colby Sawyer College, Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Center
New London, New Hampshire United States