Elizabeth G. Kuhn

After Somalia II, 1994

After Somalia III
,  1994

Double-weave pick-up with supplementary weft

11" x 9.5"


Weapons have been used for millennia to wage war and create hardship and misery for people throughout the ages.  Here weapons frame the portrait of a recent dictator who stockpiled them, given to him as tokens of political courtship from the governments of the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.  These weapons were subsequently used for the destruction of his own country and people.  With identical imagery, these two After Somalia weaving samples use different colored wefts.

Exhibitions of After Somalia II and After Somalia III
  • 1994 Small Expressions, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1994
  • Small Expressions Traveling Exhibit, Textile Museum, Taichung, Taiwan, 1994
  • Small Expressions Traveling Exhibit, Textile Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994
  • 7th Annual Fiber Arts Competition and Exhibition, Creative Arts Guild Galleries, Dalton Georgia, 1994 (Second Place)
  • Tenth Annual Greater Midwest International, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri, 1995
  • Craft America 95, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1995
  • Materials: Hard and Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, 1995
  • The Essential Textile, The Guilford Handcrafts Center, Guilford, Connecticut, 1995
  • Crafts Regional 1995, Museum and Art Galleries, John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois, 1995
  • Craft forms '96, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Fiber Now, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California, 1996
  • Fiber & Textile Exhibit, Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, Wisconsin, 1997 (Certificate of Merit)
  • Crafts National 31, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1997
  • Show 5, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California, (four-person show) 1998
  • Midwest Miniatures 1998, Arts Council Gallery 100, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1998 (Juror's Award)
  • Fiber Directions 2001, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, 2001
  • The Woven Comment, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, 2002