Saffron by Teresa Cole is on view October 27, through December 8, 2017, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums.
This project, titled Saffron, references time spent by the artist in the Mustang region of Western Nepal in April 2015 when an earthquake of great magnitude hit. The country was devastated and more than 8,000 Nepalese lost their lives. Leading workshops with University of Richmond students and the community, the artist has created an installation that brings attention to the immense loss and serves as a memorial for those who are gone. Made of dyed, printed, and laser-cut Japanese paper, the walls of the West Gallery in the Lora Robins Gallery are covered with yellow-orange pages that are each unique and flutter with the slightest movement, and as the artist states, “like a prayer in the wind.”