MFA, Art Studio
Mercy Hawkins received her BA in studio art from California State University, Sacramento, with a minor in history, 2018. She works presently as an archivist and communications assistant at the Before Columbus Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting multi-cultural literature and art. Her studio practice examines and interprets the rhythms, music, and consciousness of the natural world. Through a combination of weaving techniques, various fibers are often crafted into totem-like sculptures and ritual objects. Using an accumulation of touch, musical and rhythmic patterns, and color both discordant and harmonious, Hawkins seeks to imbue her work with the spirit of our native land, inviting her audience to reexamine their own potential relationship to nature.