Portrait at Manchester
Nastassja Swift is a sculptural fiber artist, redefines her use of portraiture through wool to create soft sculptures that speak to womanhood, arrival, and geographical identity. She incorporates performance, video and archive to create works that become vessels of stories and moments depicting the faces of ancestral mothers.
Images of an outdoor performance titled "Remembering Her Homecoming" that consisted of 8 Black women and girls fully masked in needle felted ancestral portraits and white dresses on a journey from the importation of African men women and children into Virginia, ending in the Jackson Ward neighborhood in Richmond
Digital photo on foam core, 10" x 14"
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