DAY FOUR (September 15, 2016)
Feeling energize I begin to let the creative process flow. Much of my art work centers on cultural documentation, particularly as it pertains to the Afrikan Diaspora. My residency culminates in an exhibition of my photography work, yet the challenge in presenting my work here in Morocco has been the inability to bring frames to display my photography. They are too costly to ship, too bulky to travel with, and the shops have a minimal selection. However, the Green Olive Arts center has many unique materials on hand for the various artists that visit the space. So I have decided instead to create an installation using fabric for framing and wood for mounting photos. One piece I am working on is entitled "From Kemet to Cotton", which pays tribute to those lost to the MAAFA (a Ki-Swahili word, meaning "Great Disaster", used to describe the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade) experience in art form. Being here in Afrika I want this exhibition to be an educational and healing experience for the people of Morocco.