Reflections in Tea
by Michele Brody and Sabine Heubusch
chashama 461 Gallery
461 West 126th Street
(btw Amsterdam and Morningside)
New York, NY
February 19 - March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 4 - 7 p.m.
Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2 - 6 p.m.
or by appointment: (646) 522-9924
Native New York artist Michele Brody has been serving tea throughout the city since 2007, collecting an array of stories and experiences from a wide range of participants. Reflections in Tea is an interactive, community-based project inspired by the worldwide tradition of drinking and sharing tea. The ritual performance of preparing loose-leaf tea within special paper filters is shared with individuals and groups. Participants’ conversations are preserved by being transcribed onto the stained tea bags that have been dried and flattened, culminating in the creation of a fluttering paper quilt.