Diedrick Brackens: Ark of Bulrushes

Ark of Bulrushes presents a new body of work by artist Diedrick Brackens that includes handwoven tapestries and sculptural weavings. In this series of works, Brackens forms visual allegories of emancipation by intertwining symbology from the Underground Railroad and the exodus of the Israelites, offering a meditation on the climate crisis, liberation, and the power of craft. The colorful and textural landscapes by Brackens are filled with stars, rivers, coded patterns, boats, and Black figures that together create narratives of hope in times of oppression and turbulence.


  • Date:
    Wednesdays – Sundays
  • Location:
    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 E Second St
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