Finding Aid, closed

'Never Forget'

"Never Forget" is no. 1 in an open edition artist book.  Each number serves as a visual response to crimes committed against black bodies, both past and present as well as those persons whose lives will forever impact our society.

Materials: wood, fibers, linoleum relief print, paper, paint

Adinkra Symbols
Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan - "Love never loses its way home"
Sankofa- "Learn from the past"



Re-Cor-Dare: Sauda Mitchell
#912 Artist
Telfair Museum's Jepson Center
Savannah GA














 

'Finding Aid'

Wood, cotton fabric, metal
In 2016 I was sifting through hundreds of archival collection materials from the W.W. Law Collection, a collection
dedicated to prominent Civil Rights leader Westley Wallace Law (1923–2002). I began to
contemplate the challenges that patrons often encounter when conducting archival research for the first time. Finding Aid is my creative response to sharing stories and connections pertaining to local Civil Rights activist in Savannah  utilizing QR code technology and digitized primary sources.

Re-Cor-Dare: Sauda Mitchell
#912 Artist
Telfair Museum's Jepson Center
Savannah GA

Voyage Artist Book Cover

'Voyage'
Voyage intends to link viewers to history through type, text, and image. I want the wind sails,  artist book, and poem to take viewers on a visual journey of the Middle Passage, the forced  voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean and to the Americas. The symbolism of  the prints corresponds to lines in the poem, which I wrote while I was in graduate school. Here,  you can see a family on a hazardous journey across the sea, leading to the separation of a mother  and her child and the continued journey of the son away from the warmth of his mother and  homeland to unwelcome shores.


Re-Cor-Dare: Sauda Mitchell

#912 Artist
Telfair Museum's Jepson Center
Savannah GA

Timbuktu front view

'Timbuktu'
Timbuktu, is a concertina artist book that visually expresses my response to select digitized manuscript pages housed at the Mamma Haidara commemorative library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, in Timbuktu, Mail. Timbuktu utilizes the book format as a contemporary art form to celebrate the importance of Timbuktu as a center of knowledge, book making, literacy and scholarship during its apogee. Embedded in Timbuktu is a QR code linking viewers to select digitized manuscript pages courtesy of the Library of Congress Exhibition, Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu.

'A Return To....'
Curated by Alexis Javier
Sulfur Studios, 
Savannah GA
 

Participating Artists:

Amiri Farris, Antonia B. Larkin, Gabe Torres, Temakha, Julio Cotto-Rivera, Llucy Anaki Oláorah, Najja-Elon, Margie Marie, Jerome Meadows, Nae’Keisha Jones, Jackie Black, Sauda Mitchell, Sharon Norwood, Henry Dean, Tatiana Cabral Smith, Zay Hutchins