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Ann Cofta
Brooklyn, NY
Website: anncofta.com
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: My art examines what is lost when progress and technology occur at such an accelerated rate. Our neighborhoods are in constant flux as old structures are torn down, new ones almost instantly replacing them. Items we own and cherish become relics. I reference these iconic and familiar structures and objects in the art I create, and in doing so, celebrate our universal interconnectedness. My work is small and intimate. In contrast to the hectic clip of city life, it is with great care, and at a slow and deliberate pace, that I work on a single piece. The process is meditative and methodical. I work with simple tools and materials, needle and thread, stitch by stitch. The pieces done in wool felt are small cases (a back piece is sewn onto the front with a beaded border) with a closure on the back. They are meant to symbolically hold something precious, so I call them reliquaries. The stitched drawings are of public lands, and in the case of Devils Tower, it is currently a National Monument. These works are also stitched by hand, with a single strand of thread on fabric. While they are based on drawings I created while traveling cross country by car, they have taken on greater importance and meaning of late. The policies of our new political leadership threaten the wellbeing of our public lands and National Parks and Monuments. There now exists the possibility that some of the most beautiful places in this country may be destroyed for financial gain. This is tragic. The question mark in the title "Devils Tower?" articulates my concern: will it survive and keep its status as the first National Monument, a distinction it earned in 1906, or might it be destroyed? In a recent op ed piece I was haunted by a question posed by the author: "How much permanent damage is he [the president] doing?"
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  • Vintage Typewriter (Remington Standard No. 12)
    2017
    wool felt, beads, wire, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches sewn by hand.

  • Vintage Rotary Phone
    2016
    wool felt, beads, wire, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches sewn by hand.

  • Vintage Typewriter II
    2016
    wool felt, beads, wire, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a miniature case with a closure. All beads and stitches are sewn by hand, including the artist's signature.

  • Vintage Typewriter Erasers
    2017
    wool felt, thread, beads, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work sewn entirely by hand.

  • Vintage Typewriter (Royal Quiet De Luxe)
    2017
    wool felt, beads, button, wire, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches sewn by hand.

  • Vintage Typewriter (Olivetti Lettera)
    2017
    wool felt, beads, button, wire, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches sewn by hand.

  • Vintage Typewriter (Smith Corona Sterling)
    2017
    wool felt, beads, wire, button, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches are sewn by hand.

  • Vintage Typewriter (Remington Starfire)
    2017
    wool felt, beads, wire, button, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches are sewn by hand.

  • Coney Island Carrousel
    2014
    wool felt, beads, thread and snap
    Small sewn case with snap closure. All beads and embroidery sewn by hand.

  • Coney Island Parachute Jump
    2013
    wool felt, beads, thread and snap
    Small sewn pouch with front snap closure. All embroidery and beadwork sewn by hand.

  • Coney Island Wonder Wheel
    2013
    wool felt with beads, button and thread
    Small sewn case with button closure. All embroidery done by hand.

  • Luna Park Gate
    2014
    wool felt, beads, snap and thread
    Small sewn case with snap closure and hand embroidery.

  • Coney Island Cyclone
    2013
    wool felt, beads, thread and snap
    Small case with snap closure. All beadwork and embroidery sewn by hand.

  • Brooklyn Bridge
    2012
    wool felt, beads, thread and snaps
    Small sewn pouch with snap closure. All beads and embroidery sewn by hand.

  • Manhattan Bridge
    2012
    wool felt, beads, buttons, thread
    Small case with button closure. All beads sewn by hand.

  • Empire State Building
    2012
    wool felt, beads, thread and snaps
    Small sewn pouch with snap closure. All beads and embroidery sewn by hand.

  • Water Tower with Two-Tone Roof
    2015
    wool felt, beads, button, with hand embroidery
    Embroidered textile work is a small case with a closure. All beads and stitches are sewn by hand.

  • Water Tower Collages
    2015-17
    paper, foil, mixed media
    Mixed media collages based on local water towers in NYC

  • Devils Tower?
    2014
    thread, fabric
    Thread "drawing" sewn by hand using a single strand of black thread.

  • Taos Lanscape
    2014
    fabric, thread
    Stitch "drawing" sewn entirely by hand using a single strand of black thread on fabric.
 








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