Tassels, ribbons, honor cords hanging on the wall.

Ribbon Making Workshop

Alexandra Robinson | Delimitations, or words to live by
Fri May 6, 2022

Artist Alexandra Robinson invites participants to create a series of campaign ribbons with her as a part of her exhibition, Delimitations, or words to live by. Inspired by the 1776 motto E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), Robinson reflects the United States’ original determination to assemble a unified body from a collection of distinct entities.

In the tradition of the U.S. military, the campaign ribbon is a decoration which is awarded to a member of an armed forces who serves in a designated military operation or performs duty. Participants in this project will construct a ribbon that commemorates their experience, value system, place, or heritage. The objective is to make as simple or as elaborate a ribbon that is reflective of one’s experience. All the ribbons will hang together as a unified whole: out of many, one. 

Participants will choose from an assortment of ribbons and stars and sew with a sewing machine their respective ribbon. The ribbon will then be displayed with other participant ribbons as a part of the piece Exceptionally Meritorious Contribution of Great Responsibility, featured in the exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public.