November 21, 2011

Xenobia Bailey

Xenobia Bailey

Mothership 1: Sistah Paradise's Great Walls of Fire Revival Tent, 2002. Cotton and acrylic yarn, metal frame, electrical tape, shells, 10 x 5 x 5 ft. (304.9 x 152.4 x 152.4 cm).

Inspiration Vibration Station, Number 1, 201

One Nation Under a Groove, Bit by Bit, Little by Little at Logan Airport's Terminal A through January 2010

Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk, 2000

Meditation Prayer Rug (Year: Unknown)

Xenobia Bailey was born in Seattle, Washington.  She studies Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington.  She later became interested in craftsmanship and sounds of culture dealing with Africa and Asia.  Xenobia soon after created mask for Black Arts West which was an African American community theater.  She then applied to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 1974 and was accepted.  Xenobia graduated and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.  She soon learned how to crochet by her teacher Bernadette Sonona.  Xenobia Bailey began to make and sell colorful crotched hats, prayer rugs, and other items and continues to do so til this day.


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