Mixed Media on Chicken Wire, Commissioned Public Art Installation, 2014
In 2014, as part of the James A. Porter Colloquium, I was commissioned by curator and professor Teresia Bush on behalf of the Howard University, James A. Porter Colloquium. "The James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum for scholars, artists, curators, and individuals in the field of African American Art and Visual Culture. Established at Howard University in 1990, the Colloquium is named in honor of James A. Porter, the pioneering Art Historian, and Professor, whose 1943 publication, Modern Negro Art, laid the foundation for the field of study. "
Additionally, I lead a series of workshops and studio sessions regarding using recycled materials and found objects to create public art, with students from the Public Art Class of Professor James Phillips. Collectively, the students and I created Serpentine, a 100 in. x 120, Mixed Media on Chicken Wire, installation using recycled materials primarily collected and donated by the students. The installation is woven with recycled fabric, bottles, and other plastic materials.
For additional information about the Porter Colloquium: http://www.art.howard.edu/portercolloquium/