Episode 5 | Bob Dilworth
Original air date: April 19, 2021
Bob Dilworth 73 PT is a painter living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. In this episode host Lois Harada and Bob talked about "Silvy T.", a work he finished during the pandemic, based on a former enslaved woman known for her psychic abilities. He has also been working on a graphic novel and has used the pandemic and his new retirement to focus in on that project.
Bob’s canvases are layered — incorporating thick layers of paint, textiles, and stencils. Figures often appear and are modeled on his friends and family. His grandson is pictured in “Silvy T.” below five repeated figures representing Silvy and modeled by Sylvia Ann Soares, an activist and performer in Rhode Island.