After I finished this exercise I sent it to him. But the I thought. Wait, what will happen if I do this again in a few months? It looks good to me now but in a few months it may not.
Starting with simple, house-shaped boxes into which she put feathers, beadwork she herself created, tiny bones, buttons, and memorabilia of family members, Stout progressed to creating "divining tables" and room-size installations. At the same time, she began developing an ongoing fictional narrative- the story of the stay-at-home Dorothy and the African explorer Colonel Frank- which she recorded in notebooks and which became another thread tying her work firmly to American and African traditions.
“I always made sure that all those people who thought they weren’t part of the opportunity to participate in the arts could find a way to become part of that experience,” said Leslie King Hammond, PhD, graduate dean emerita and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA. Her words are realized with the creation of the Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award. *
In the September 6th post I introduced you to the art works of Cindy Nzeakor and over the course of a little over a month I’ve briefly explored illustration to help broaden my understanding of the art form and to explore the artists’ references.