A TIME TO HEAL
July 29–October 8, 2017
A Time to Heal is a socially engaging collaborative art project with a goal to open a dialogue within the community focused on healing through the practice of art making. During a week-long workshop held at the museum, artist Trinh Mai worked with Armed Forces veterans Rachel Davis, Michelle Vesely, John Wayne, and Christopher Weathers to create mixed media “war wounds” incorporating letters the participants wrote to themselves on hardship and healing. The Artist Odyssey created a video that documented their time together at OMA. It can be accessed by clicking here.
Photographer J. Grant Brittain then took portraits of the service member participants. Mai embeded the hand-crafted “wounds” into Brittain’s large-scale photographs. These photographs, embellished with additional mixed media such as embroidery, are on display at OMA as part of the Healing Journeys exhibition series.