OUR FLAG - Restitch the Untied States
Muriel Stockdale’s art exhibit, Our Flag – Restitch The Untied States, invites visitors to repair a portion of a massive, torn US flag while dedicating their action as an intention for recreating coherence and harmony among all US citizens. Also included are her diverse US flags. As an immigrant, Muriel honors all immigrant contributions to the richness of life in the United States. Since 2003, her unique flags that respectfully celebrate the diverse cultures within the United States have been a focus of her work. Recent works include oil portraits of the artist’s friends featuring elements expressing the subject’s cultural heritage.
Her award winning short film, “New York City Spirit,” adds to the discourse and meditation on the value of multiple cultural points of view, imagery of New Yorkers connecting to their divine. As well as an altar replete with sacred items from all cultures represented among our US citizens, which invites visitors to contemplate the profound connections they share.
About the Artist
Muriel Stockdale moved to the USA in 1967 from England. She graduated college in 1979, Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Vermont with a BS in Nutrition. She earned her MFA in 1982 from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Design Department. Over the last 40 years while maintaining a successful design career in film, TV and theatre, she has also directed plays, performed, crewed, managed costume shops, and designed and painted scenery. She has taught aspiring designers at NYU Tisch SOA. Some of her students are now Emmy, Oscar and Tony winners. She is a published writer, and a dedicated artist. Currently, she is writing her second book, a historical fiction, which is very different from her first, a science fiction, entitled, Gabriel Born.