Imperfection I

Zealous Stories: Craft Winner, Carmen M. Castañeda is an artistic researcher and practitioner specialising in hand-embroidery techniques. Her winning project, Imperfection I, examines our relationship with time and, more specifically, the way that we measure progression. Imperfection I focuses on process over progress. The finished product might be seen as a topography of thought; fragile: tentative and delicate but bold by its accumulative mass.


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Voice Like an Insect

Zealous Stories: Print winner, Angelica Trimble-Yanu, was born and raised in Oakland, California and is an enrolled member of the Oglála Lakȟóta Nation. Angelica's interdisciplinary approach explores the nuanced concepts of identity, ancestral memory, sacred homeland, and traditional narrative.