Angela Hennessy

Artist in Residence, 2024

Artist Statement

Tending to themes of loss and liberation, my work draws upon mourning practices that mediate the relationship between the living and the dead. I use everyday domestic labor as ritual gestures—washing, wrapping, knotting, stitching, brushing, and braiding my way through grief. Whether I am face to face with my own mortality or the daily death tolls that saturate social media platforms and news outlets, this is how I begin to make sense of violence in the world. Stitch by stitch. Death by death. Breath by breath.

While at Headlands

I’ll be preparing for the revolution.