This is embarrassing. I saw the piece pictured above at the Ce qui s’oublie et ce qui reste exhibition at the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration à Paris. This exhibition was being presented in partnership with the Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, and featured artworks from artists of the African diaspora. The exhibition was incredible, but I was particularly taken by the piece above. It was massive, spanning several stories, and yet the images contained within the strips of fabric were intricate and impossibly detailed. It was a beautiful contradiction, and I spent a lot of time just gazing up at it. And then I promptly forgot to note the name of the artist and artwork.
However, I still wanted to share this beautiful work of art, despite my colossal brain fart. So here it is. I sincerely apologize to the artist for the lack of name recognition in today’s helping. Please know that I love your work and I feel privileged to have seen it in person.
Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!