Between Now and Then
I am only a participant in this journey of life. Dawn will glow dimly. My work falls somewhere between Now and Then. I owe it as a child of the Black Sun. My work whispers tales of the Rift Valley and early hunter gather societies. I intertwine the soft breathe with my daily experiences of culture.
This series is a mix of my experience of Atlanta, GA trap culture with my research of anthropology and paleoanthropology. Using primitive motifs in combination with motifs of the contemporary world, I've created a series that captures my understanding of the past and present. All materials have been stretched across trees that I have have chopped down, or uprooted from the nearby woods of Taro in Land of the Black Sun.
Location: Taro; Woodlands off of the shore of the Ameri-Antalian Sea. (Woodlands of the Greater Atlanta, GA area)
Inspiring Books: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, and Then Past in Perspective by Kennith L. Feder
Assemblages: Works made from found objects, paint, oil sticks, pigment sticks, ropes, collage, and electrical wire stretched across trees I've chopped down, or uprooted from the local woodlands.
Weapons: "Primitive" weaponry made out of found objects.
Texts from Timbuktu: Burned books reveal secrets.
*Texts from Timbuktu can be read by clicking this link. http://www.vienojames.com/textsfromtimbuktu