Rising Jamaican multimedia fiber artist Michelle Drummond will be opening her newest, highly anticipated collection, “Les Derrieres”, at the Arts Warehouse on April 1. The opening ceremony for the installation will be held at the incubator’s Art Walk event on April 5, and the exhibit will remain on display until April 30.
MicDrummond is a resident artist at the highly regarded Arts Warehouse arts incubator in Delray Beach, where she has called home for the past two years. The 42-year-old moved to the US from Jamaica in 1995, and spent many years in Washington DC working as program manager before taking a leap of faith to pursue her true calling as a full-time, professional artist.
Her unique artistry includes the manipulation of multicolored strings using glue and acrylic paint on canvas. “My work pays homage to women across the world facing difficulties just surviving,” Drummond explains. Her pieces also speak to her experiences living in the United States, as well as her Jamaican cultural background.
Drummond is also focused on expanding her line of t-shirts. Each tee within the stylistic contemporary line carries an image from her collection, and speaks to an aspect of female and self-empowerment.
For more about Michelle Drummond, her t-shirt line and upcoming exhibits, visit her website at www.drumstrings.com.