“Funk is the unending cycle of life. It’s the ultimate concept—wherever your imagination will take it.” —Xenobia Bailey
One of four featured artists in #FunkGodJazzMedicine, New York City-based Xenobia Bailey is best known for her eclectic crocheted hats, large-scale mandalas, and tents consisting of colorful concentric circles and repeating patterns. Her designs draw influences from Africa, China, and Native American and Eastern philosophies, with undertones of the domestic aesthetic of her mother and other African American rural and urban homemakers, and of the 1960s and funk visual aesthetic.
Learn more about Xenobia and the other featured artists in Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn.