FB reminded me 6 年前發佈 I celebrated my book release party alongside artists Ash Nowak & Pat Maguire in a 3 person show at the Whitdell Gallery that @laurenemontgomery
curated. . For the book project I interviewed the then, “movers & shakers” in Detroit to hope to channel the renewal & rebirth Detroit was experiencing at the time, and still continues to see. . When I look at the book now, and think about how much the city has even changed since then, I’m incredibly grateful I was there for it. Especially in a way that brought me relationships with everyone that was featured in the book. Six years later, and all of them are still carving away at what makes Detroit, Detroit. Im fortunate to see how their ideas & careers have stayed present in the community & city at large. . The book was funded by an art stipend I received from Artserve Michigan, now called @creativemany.
I was one of nine artists selected to be a part of, “CSA Detroit” after presenting my idea for the book. Also fortunate to watch how the other 8 artists selected have grown tremendously in their work as well @carreedee @artsyfart_
👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 . This night was by far one of the top 5 moments of my life. It was a huge feat putting together this project in just 2 months, shooting in all film, while designing in a program I had never used before.... all while not owning a computer. Feeling a sense of accomplishment is an understatement, it was pure bliss to hold the finished product. I owe A LOT to the media center at University of Michigan & plan to give back tenfold someday. 〽️