Responding to weekly visual prompts from the Paris Collage Collective has been productive in all the usual ways that prompts inspire. Here’s an image. Run with it. In writing sessions, it can be amazing to see what happens when you write for twenty minutes starting with the line, say, so much depended on or the ocean called her.
More specifically, the PCC challenge is freeing because I can run with pictures of black men and women in a way I might not were it a choice of mine. There’s a big footnote there that isn’t for today, but think: appropriation.
Since race and racism are central preoccupations of mine, I have OTHER images and ideas that want inclusion. Ideas flow. I don’t think I can adequately describe how liberating this has been.
I like the last one, for obvious reasons!
Wow! The “cotton’ collage is so powerful Dee. These prompts seem to burst your creative flow 🙂
Like I said — very liberating. Btw I have yarn I’m never gonna use. Do you have any interest? If so let me know by email what colors etc. I keep promising gifts of cloth and then avoiding the post office. So we’ll see!
I’ve been reading about food appropriation. Thinking about it.
Been seeing more about that as well. I father it’s more than giving appropriate attribution, though that seems a good place to start.
(((Dee))) love how you challenge the divisive racism that is sadly still happening in these strange days for our beautiful broken world… you may be interested in joining Bayo Akomolafe’s latest course, ‘We will Dance with Mountains: Into the Cracks’
applications are open til September 3rd
Looked at that course. Seems very intense. How did you hear about it?
the wildly witchy & political local Sydney artist Gab Bates turned me on to his work, she made the Home Protection Amulet at the centre of the dream