Don’t Give Up The Ship

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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

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Go see more of her work here!

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S Smallcomb -January 14, 2012, 2:26PM

Lovely!

Anonymous -January 14, 2012, 2:43PM

its sad/ ironic that you would title this “dont give up the ship” because yesterday a cruise-line sunk :(
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9014950/Daylight-reveals-stricken-cruise-ship-listing-badly.html

Sophie Bampton -January 15, 2012, 4:46AM

What a glorious little treat!

Anonymous -January 15, 2012, 1:02PM

Some of this is just “wtf”?

Jeeya -January 16, 2012, 7:11AM

Awesome… LOVE IT. Just sorta accidentally came across your blog & love what you guys do! Especially what y’all do at BLDG 25 :-))

And I’d love your inputs on my [ Indian ] Art & Fashion blog:

http://www.g–yo.com

Thanks a bunch xx

buddhatobuddha -July 9, 2013, 2:02AM

It’s funny.I’d love the picture!

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