Portraits of Her Collection

This collection celebrates the complexities of femininity. Each portrait uniquely portrays core aspects that define femininity, while together the pieces symbolize that femininity knows no bounds. We can find her in all of us.

In August 2020, Patchwerk hosted an art show and auction to reveal the collection and raise funds for Patchwerk artists in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. We raised 3,000 USD to support our art and story projects in the Caribbean. You can still explore the collection and donate. Click the portraits to learn more about the stories behind the face. 

Breathe

Breathe

Effective breathing purifies and calms the nervous system, inducing a feeling of pleasant well being. Let your nose, mouth and mind guide breath, shutting off sight to see.

Listen

Listen

Listening teaches us 85% of what we know. Listen with open eyes and ears, remaining silent to invite sound.

Presence

Presence

Presence, like fire, brings us out of self to absorb our surroundings. The resilience of femininity reminds us to be present in the world, so we can nurture and manifest positive communal growth.

Seek

Seek

Exploring beyond the bounds of our comfort zones not only teaches us, but also elevates the next generation.

Preserve

Preserve

Amerindian women produce and reproduce family life to preserve the identities of their tribes. The experiences we choose to carry empower us to act.

Remember

Remember

The human brain starts to remember just 20 weeks after conception, connecting us to a world we don’t yet understand. Memories of the past direct our decisions to foster futures. The stories of ancestors can guide us to fulfilling inherited dreams.

Her

Her

The complexities of gender proves femininity is not limited to female, rather it is fluid, flowing inside all of us. When we acknowledge this truth we can unapologetically embody her.

Art Show & Auction Flyer

Art Show & Auction Flyer