Transmission is a project about the dissemination of concepts and practices generationally. As a child I was instructed in multiple craft techniques that had been passed down through the women on the maternal side of my family. Also, I come from a line of hard workers that were employed in ‘blue’ collared positions. Working with their hands was a part of their livelihood. I reflect on my own need to work with my hands or possibly my love of color, could that be a trait generationally embedded in DNA? Mexican crafts and arts have experimented with a multitude of natural dyes and colors throughout time.
Lisa McKinley 2019 – Brooklyn, NY