Featured: “New York to New Mexico: New Acquisitions,” which opens on February 6, 2021, highlights new acquisitions of American and Native American art entered into the collection since 2017 — thanks to generous donations and purchases.
“Blue Carts & Barbed Wired” is a digital photograph printed on a vinyl banner with a variety of appliqued textiles and colorful needlework. Woolpunk’s photographic image represents urban sprawl, questions land use, and illustrates the commodification of Jersey City which is now at the zenith of gentrification. Abandoned and dilapidated lots are being purchased by the highest bidder directly under billboards stating “Jersey City Make It Yours.”
Using the vinyl banner as cross-stitch fabric, Woolpunk quilts and embroiders colors, patterns, and textiles to beautify the neglected landscape. This is her way of highlighting forgotten corners of a place she’s called home since the mid- nineties."