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"The Untold Renaissance"
       
     
Blood on the Leaves
       
     
The Madonna
       
     
Ololufè Mi
       
     
They Came For Oil (and Left With Everything We Had)
       
     
The Adoration of the Masai
       
     
Escape from Cape Coast Castle
       
     
Battle for the Soul of ChIRAQ
       
     
When a Fire Starts to Burn
       
     
SS14 "The Untold Renaissance"
       
     
SS14 "The Untold Renaissance"

Photography by David Evan McDowell.

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"The Untold Renaissance"

This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.
 

Blood on the Leaves
       
     
Blood on the Leaves
The Madonna
       
     
The Madonna
Ololufè Mi
       
     
Ololufè Mi
They Came For Oil (and Left With Everything We Had)
       
     
They Came For Oil (and Left With Everything We Had)
The Adoration of the Masai
       
     
The Adoration of the Masai
Escape from Cape Coast Castle
       
     
Escape from Cape Coast Castle
Battle for the Soul of ChIRAQ
       
     
Battle for the Soul of ChIRAQ
When a Fire Starts to Burn
       
     
When a Fire Starts to Burn