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Summer Escape | Gela and Rural (Folklore) Traditions

Posted on: Friday, July 24, 2015

Hiking artifact crafted in Gela, Bulgaria

Time and time again, I am deeply inspired by the rural environs of Gela, Bulgaria. As the professed birth place of Orpheus, the stunning landscape surrounding Gela is resonant with the mysterious and primordial overtones of the Rhodope Mountains' agrarian history.

Summer Studio | Portal 01

Posted on: Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 2015 work table with vintage Bulgarian fashion patterns, my favorite book of embroidery motifs, and printed textile scraps from Archive New York

Pattern detail from a Bulgarian icon painting | photo by Abigail Doan

'Make Hay While the Sun Shines' | mixed media | Abigail Doan (2015)

'Soft Fence Line' in progress with recycled textiles scraps | photo by Abigail Doan


All of the above, fueled by fresh cherries and peaches in Bulgaria.

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