Tiny Pricks is a public art project created and curated by Diana Weymar. Contributors from around the world are stitching Donald Trump’s words into textiles, creating the material record of his presidency and of the movement against it. Tiny Pricks Project holds a creative space in a tumultuous political climate. The collection counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter and other social media, and Trump’s statements as president through the use of textiles that embody warmth, craft, permanence, civility, and a shared history. The daintiness and integrity of each piece stand in stark contrast to his presidency. The pieces below were Tabb's contribution to the project.
Persist and Rise from the Ashes
Persist and Rise from Ashes was commissioned un 2019 commission for the Museum of Fine Art, Boston's annual Hannukah celebration. The large-scale Hannukiah (Menorah) included poems and citations printed on fabrics and illuminated to create sculptural flames. The selected texts were intended to connect the story of Hanukkah and Jewish people’s fight for freedom to modern-day struggles for justice and equality.
The Light from Within
The Light From Within was commissioned by The Jewish Arts Collaborative in 2020 as part of the "Brighter Connected" initiative, which brought the light of Hanukkah to eight Boston-area neighborhoods through works of art in windows. Designed in collaboration with teen artists in the Artists For Humanity program who reside in the neighborhood and employees of the Bowdoin Street Health Care Center, this installation is focused on themes of community and resiliency.