Mika Eubanks '11, Fiber

For nearly 200 years, MICA has regularly reinvented itself to prepare its students to meet the unique challenges of their time. The world of the 21st century is global, diverse, and technologically driven. Within this dynamic, evolving landscape, opportunities for artists and designers are expanding exponentially. By crafting new ways to learn and apply knowledge through project-based learning, research, collaboration, and INNOVATION, we are defining THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE.

Mika Eubanks '11, Fiber

Through examination of culture, politics, and “race” in the United States, Four Women aims to cast off stereotypes and bread down the “idea of race” that the United States of America was founded upon. Remembering the Future, explores the importance of preserving the memory of oral traditions, stories and knowledge passed down through generations of her family history. Using textile imagery and hand dying techniques, Eubanks creates transformative performance garments. These function as mnemonic devices for various stories and oral traditions told to Eubanks as a child by members of my family. The garments function as wearable art, used in daily activities and sharing rituals, preserving those stories and traditions for future generations in a new and innovative way.