Is it even heraldic art? Brooklyn-based artist Sarah G. Sharp has begun a project that re-imagines the links between heraldry, class, and power. “From Dexter to Sinister: Exquisite Blazonry for the Disenfranchised” (http://fromdextertosinister.jimdo.com/), a collaborative art project, pairs visual artists with writers. To quote from the “About the Collaboration” page of the website: “Writers begin by creating a ‘blazon.’ They are asked only to be aware of the history and practice of blazonry, but [to] interpret the process in any way they see fit. The written blazon is then passed on to a visual artist via e-mail. They can then interpret and respond in any way they wish, creating a ‘crest’ from which another writer can make a ‘blazon.’”
“From Dexter to Sinister” will be included in the exhibition Here, There and Everywhere, part of the next Transcultural Exchange Conference (Boston, April 8-10, 2011).
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