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The first time I spied Grace Chin’s work it was obscured in the midst of a local craft fair. Buried in a sea of soaps, prints and baby onesies, I was delighted to find the most delicate, fragile looking paper floral wreaths that heralded a myriad of strong, feminist slogans. My personal favorite? A witch bows to no man.
Years later, I met Grace at her studio in Lawrence, a cooperative maker space that acts as a home for dozens of artists. Unlike many artists who make their political statements through subtle visual cues, Grace’s work is overtly text-based. Her wreaths are both charming and galvanizing. In the current climate where the news seems to be more dire with every passing day, who couldn’t use a cheerful reminder to “raise hell” or that “hope does not die”? Listen in as we talk about Grace’s political heritage, her love of Sister Corita Kent, and why she thinks it’s important to share her struggles online.
- GraceDChin.com – Shop Grace’s beautiful work on her website.
- Grace on Instagram – Follow Grace on Instagram to read her personal stories and struggles as an artist.
- Do Artists and Designers Have an Obligation to be Political? – Grace’s essay on Designsponge.
- Sister Corita Kent – An inspiration to Grace, this radical nun is finally getting credit as an American pop artist.
- Audre Lorde – A feminist poet who is one of Grace’s favorite authors
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle – a collection of essays by Angela Davis, recommended by Grace.
- Rebecca Solnit – An author that motivates Grace to action.