"Incantation for America" Limited Edition Throw
This one-of-a-kind, exclusive to The Nation tapestry throw features the award-winning artwork of Brooklyn-based Nation artist Iviva Olenick.
Made in the USA, this lush limited edition (only 100 made!) tapestry throw features these powerful words:
“Make America safe again. America, save us from ourselves. America, I elect to love you in this moment of extraordinary need. America, absolve us of our uncertainty and fears. America, make us safe again and indivisible, united, under myriad beliefs, with liberty and justice for all.”
This beautifully-crafted tapestry is ideal for home or office; wear it proudly when standing up for social justice and equality wherever you are or use to keep warm on the couch. It's a very special gift, truly unique.
50" X 60", 100 percent cotton.
About the artist: Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist working at the intersection of craft, language and history. Her textile paintings and sculptures have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Muriel Guepin Gallery, NYC represents several of her bodies of work. She is on the faculty of the MFA Art Practice Program of the School of Visual Arts, and is a Teaching Artist for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC.
Artist statement: Iviva Olenick engages textiles materially, linguistically, historically, agriculturally. Through embroidery, beading, weaving, crochet and natural dyeing, she re-contextualizes familial, local and national written and oral histories and myths, emphasizing overlooked or omitted voices. This work, Incantation, sparked the start of a series of flags, Ascent/Dissent: Flags for Peace and Unity, which can be viewed on her website.