A St. Louis artist has merged international symbology, patterns and color from around the world for a fabric mural that is now on display at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
Addoley Dzegede’s “Here and Elsewhere” is a 12 ft.-wide silkscreened pigment on cloth work that was inspired by the artist’s post-graduate apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia in 2015. She explored a 5-block radius around the museum to select motifs found in architecture to create a repeat pattern. However, she used a color palette commonly used in Dutch Wax prints that pays homage to Dutch, Indonesian and West African textiles. This is the largest installation of “Here and Elsewhere”; smaller sections have been on exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. It’s located in Terminal 2 between gates E10 and E12.
Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist whose work investigates notions of belonging, migration and location.