Somebody remind me of this for when portraiture comes around in this module. I’m a child of the flower-power generation, a hippy, a 1960s Brighton art student who somehow ended up in science. Butler’s colours sing from that palette but they’re singing a very modern tune, setting right some cultural wrongs by depicting black men and women with a dignity they were never quite accorded at that time and which our white world still struggles with.
Butler trained as a painter and describes herself as a portrait artist, but uses the medium of fabric and thread to make her art. I’m hard pressed to darn a sock, so this would be pure magic without the quality of the images she makes.