Notes From A Trip to Past/Present 014
Earlier this year, I was accepted to a 2-month ceramics residency at the John Bauer Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. I’d love community support in actualizing this opportunity. Learn more + give to help me get to the residency below.
Earle Robinson, my Uncle tells the story of his great-great-grandparents, Zachariah and Mary Rebecca Nevitt Morgan, African Americans who homesteaded in Michigan's Charlevoix County. Robinson recounts Zachariah's upbringing as a free Black in North Carolina and his family's eventual move to Haiti where he met and married Mary who was originally born a slave in Washington D.C. Zachariah and Mary moved to Michigan to farm and raise a family and were influential in the creation of the community’s infrastructure including building schools, churches, and stores. Mary lives to the age of 106. On the show "Takin' Care of Business". Date unknown. Broadcast on Michigan State University public radio station WKAR. Part of the Earle Robinson collection at the Michigan State University Libraries.
I am currently on an Artist Residency, writing, thinking, and working toward one of my current works in progress. This WIP is a memoir. Each day that I am here, on the residency, I will send you a note. They will reach you at all hours of the day and night. I do not promise that they will be long, coherent, adhere to any one form, or make sense at all. You are welcome to ask about what is shared—though I do not promise to answer or make any meaning for you. This space is after all a documentation of my creative practice—no more, no less.