9 - Flora Rosefsky—From "A Mother who Likes to Draw" to Artist / by Vivian Liddell

Flora Rosefsky's Studio

Flora Rosefsky's Studio

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Photographic cutouts by Flora Rosefsky

Photographic cutouts by Flora Rosefsky

Peachy Keen visited Artist Flora Rosefsky at her studio in Decatur, Georgia. Rosefsky has been an active member of the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia since the chapter's inception in 2000, and discusses the organization's development and impact on her practice as an artist and activist through its thematic exhibitions.

We discussed faith and family as they relate to her art-making, storytelling, and connection to the South. She explains her process working with collage techniques, and the concept of cutting, saving, and (sometimes) leaving behind material manifestations of memory.

The accessibility of collage lends itself to her community workshop classes, where she specializes in reaching “non-artists." Rosefsky shares some teaching tips (such as the importance of closing a class with critique) and explains how her professors helped her transition from "a mother who likes to draw" to an artist. 

Related Links:

Flora Rosefsky Art, Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Sycamore Place Gallery, United for Puerto RicoMIRIAM SCHAPIRO AND MELISSA MEYER
Waste Not Want Not: An Inquiry into What Women Saved and Assembled--FEMMAGE (1977-78) 

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Flora Rosefsky in her studio

Flora Rosefsky in her studio