Rosy Petri is a multidisciplinary artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her passion for social justice, art, and storytelling has allowed her to travel the country for various projects. For more information about her work, please visit www.thisisparadisehome.com.
I am a mother, artist, and multimedia storyteller from Milwaukee, WI. My work focuses primarily on textile portraiture, where each portrait is meant to capture and pay homage to humanity in reverential essence. I apply wax prints, batik, and reclaimed fabric in an improvisational manner, creating fabric portraits through a traditional quilting technique called raw edge appliqué Inspired by stained glass windows and icons of churches and cathedrals, I celebrate the sacredness of life through iconographic images of culture created in the folkways of my community. As a self-taught artist working with fabrics of the diaspora, it is important for me to acknowledge that artist ancestors are the descendants of the survivors of the middle passage. My works are created with consideration of the historic, spiritual and cultural significance of the materials and process. In my art, I hope to honor the ancestors (known and forgotten) by carrying on cultural traditions as they have manifested in my life. I stand in solidarity as and with the oppressed people of the world and hope to use my work as a respectful way of sharing the valuable stories and lessons brought to the table.
Size and Price Range
Fabric Gestures and Portraits over Canvas (one figure, unframed)
16×20 fabric portrait: $1,200
8×8 fabric gesture: $350