Proverbs, Potholders and Poppies Series
Artwork by Rachelle Reis Branum and Lea Donhowe Lovelac.

Inspired by antique handiwork and proverbs of women from past generations, Branum and Lovelace’s works aim to bring new life to forgotten artifacts and wisdom by incorporating bits of history and reinterpreting layers of meaning through the juxtaposition of fabric patterns, silkscreened designs, hand stamped words, and vintage embellishments. Lovelace and Branum’s process is very much a conversation between the two artists as each artist works individually, passing the work-in-progress back and forth many times before the final mixed media work is stretched over the frame.