Beginning in Autumn 2016 Russell Janis Gallery began the project VICTORY GARDEN. Named after the World War I and II gardens that were planted to reduce pressure on the food supply, and which became morale-boosting symbols of solidarity. Citizens felt empowered by their contributions to the war effort and were rewarded by the produce grown. Today, with our world in political and environmental turmoil and we are similarly in need of nourishment and unification. The VICTORY GARDEN collaboration continues this spirit of tilling the earth as a metaphor for living and acting on what is positively possible.
VICTORY GARDEN is Louise Eastman, Jess Frost, Tara Geer, Katie Michel, Wendy Small and Janis Stemmermann.
Hand sewn and screen printed denim, 2017
Boxed portfolio of 11 embroidered sashes and letterpress poster, 2017
A collection of objects made to support National Strike Day, 2017.
KNIT GARDEN LANDSCAPE
Louise Eastman’s contribution to the first VICTORY GARDEN project, a portfolio of collectable graphic t-shirts, 2016