Requiem for Charleston

  • Lava Thomas, Requiem for Charleston, 2016, tambourines, pyrographic calligraphy on lambskin, acrylic discs and braided trim, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2016, Lava Thomas, Gift of Nion McEvoy, 2017.4A-Y

Title
Requiem for Charleston
Artist
Date
2016
On View
Dimensions
overall: 76 × 77 × 2 3/8 in. (193.0 × 195.6 × 6.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Nion McEvoy

Mediums Description
tambourines, pyrographic calligraphy on lambskin, acrylic discs and braided trim
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2017.4A-Y
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI
Videos
Meet the Artist: Lava Thomas on "Requiem for Charleston"

Lava Thomas discusses her work Requiem for Charleston, which honors the nine men and women who died in a shooting on June 17, 2015, inside the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The artist explains her use of materials, including tambourines, black lambskin, black acrylic disks, and pyrographic calligraphy.

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