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 Circling the Center Mixed media
Circling the Center
2012
Mixed media
variable

Nene Humphrey’s Circling the Center began as a private meditation on the loss of her husband and grew into communal art making with surprising connections between the neuroscience of emotions and the lost art of ritualistic Victorian Mourning Braiding.

The audience participates in this communal experience of remembrance by seeing and hearing the accumulation of intricate braiding, amplified by film images, sound and live performance.

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 Circling the Center Mixed media
Installation side view
2010
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
 Circling the Center
Community Braiding
2010
Dimensions variable
 Circling the Center
Spooling table
2010
 Circling the Center
Installing Community Braids
2010
 Circling the Center Felted wool
Felt sound score
2010
Felted wool
each panel, 10 in x 6 ft
 Circling the Center
Act 2
2010
 Circling the Center mixed media
Sound Station
2012
mixed media
 Circling the Center
Spools
2010
 Circling the Center Victorian Mourning Braid patterns with wire, steel
Smallsphere
2012
Victorian Mourning Braid patterns with wire, steel
3 ˝’ diameter
 Circling the Center Victorian mourning braids made of wire
Braiding Round 2012
2012
Victorian mourning braids made of wire
36” diameter
 Circling the Center Victorian Mourning Braid patterns with wire, beads
Kentler Braid Detail
2011
Victorian Mourning Braid patterns with wire, beads
5’ diameter
 Circling the Center Victorian Mourning Braid patterns with wire, beads
Kentler Braid
2011
Victorian Mourning Braid patterns with wire, beads
5’ diameter
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