The world is invited to step back in time and immerse themselves in the vibrant and heartful essence of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 70s with the re-release of the iconic book "Native Funk & Flash" by renowned textile artist Alexandra Jacopetti Hart.
This book is a visual and poetic tribute to the passionate, creative, and idealistic ethos that defined a generation. In "Native Funk & Flash," readers will find a collection of psychedelic journeys, profound connections, and heart-wrenching expressions of truth, all told through the medium of fashion and wearable art. As modern-day shamans, the "flower children" stitched their visions and wore their hearts on their sleeves, hoping to create a world of peace, love, and freedom for all.
We were modern-day shamans without a tradition of our own.
Author Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, a pioneer in the textile art world, has been an influential figure for over fifty years. She has made a significant contribution to the history of the dynamic social movements of the 60s and 70s. In "Native Funk & Flash," she masterfully captures the innocence, values, and sincere wishes of the counter-culture generation that sought to transform the world through art, love, and a connection to the environment.
Today, as the author and her contemporaries approach the ends of their lives, "Native Funk & Flash" remains a powerful and relevant testament to their enduring legacy. This book is not just a collection of beautiful and striking images but also a reminder of a time when people dared to dream of a better world for themselves and future generations.
“This book is an artistically inspired spiritual journey.” – Amazon Review
Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of the counter-culture movement with "Native Funk & Flash" – a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the roots of an era that still resonates in today's world.
About the Book
Dive into the vivid dream of the Counter-Culture era, a time sweet in its simplicity yet profound in its richness. This was a world where connections stemmed from the heart, where expressions were pure reflections of felt truths, and where the quest for authenticity was relentless.
Imagine feeling the caress of sand between your toes as you plunged headfirst into the vast cosmos, losing and rediscovering yourself within its magnificent expanse. In this world, Alexandra and her friends became contemporary shamans, devoid of their traditions but eager to unearth them for the world.
Visualize them as distinct fruits borne from the same vine, their tribe creating art and music, indulging in love and intimacy, confident that their crafted universe would captivate their descendants and anyone who dared to engage with its sacred core. Their chosen medium? Embroidering their visions onto the very fabrics they donned. They wore their hearts on their sleeves, weaving the essence of their souls into their attire, inviting you to partake in the enchanting dance of their collective past and ever-present.
About the Author
With a distinguished career spanning over five decades, Alexandra Jacopetti Hart stands as a renowned figure in the realm of textile artistry. Her impactful contributions extend across three domains, one of which is the intricate art of embroidery, showcased by her work in “Native Funk & Flash”.
Hart's influence in the vibrant social movements of the 1960s and 70s transcends far beyond just embroidery. In this transformative period, she played a key role in capturing and reflecting the passionate, albeit idealistic, ethos of the 'flower children', a group characterized by their fervent yearnings for peace, love, and environmental stewardship.