During this time it is extremely important to care for yourself and keep your immune system up and I have been lacking in this area. I know I’m not the only one, which is why I’m sharing this commitment with you.
Upcycling, repainting and starting over with my old art works. This is a new project of mine and I’m so happy to reuse these canvases and turn them into new works for my home.
Starting with simple, house-shaped boxes into which she put feathers, beadwork she herself created, tiny bones, buttons, and memorabilia of family members, Stout progressed to creating "divining tables" and room-size installations. At the same time, she began developing an ongoing fictional narrative- the story of the stay-at-home Dorothy and the African explorer Colonel Frank- which she recorded in notebooks and which became another thread tying her work firmly to American and African traditions.