a giving tradition
Objects are essential in any tradition, but what happens when we conceptualize tradition as fluid rather than constant?
“a giving tradition” is a collection of serving ware designed for contemporary
afro hospitality customs. Centering on the experiences of first generation west African americans, I created serving objects meant to share, embodying key values of generosity, reciprocity and collaboration.
On display at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.