COMING OF AGE Printed matter attached to wooden crib headboard. Plain paper, envelopes, shoelaces, ink, gouache, chalk, colored pencil, tape. adhesive stars and dots. 44 x 30 x 4 inches.

AMINAH'S DAILY BREAD 2015. Cloth, paper, plastic cup, wire, papier maché, wood, nail polish, glue, button, glass tube with cigarette and match. 5.25 x 10 x 8 inches.

AMINAH POEM (detail) 2015. Index card with button. 3 x 5 inches.

UPPER EAST SIDE 2009. Wall  hanging of shoulder pads in cotton, silk and other fabrics. 46 x 17 x 0.75 inches.

Coming Of Age 
honors Danroy "DJ" Henry Jr., a
Pace University 
football player 
who was shot
dead by police
on Oct. 17, 2010.
Years later, the 
courts ruled that DJ died a
wrongful death. 

Upper East Side (top)

is about a woman I photographed on York Avenue, New York City, 

with her cart full of plastic bags.

Her likeness, created from shoulder pads, became star for 30 seconds.

Aminah's Daily
Bread, honoring 
"Genius Grant"
recipient Aminah Robinson (1940-2015),
was shown Oct. 8,
2015, ACA Galleries,
New York, at a charity auction and
85th birthday for
artist Faith Ringgold.

Video recorded Sept. 15, 2009, at 

The Museum of Modern Art by "30 Seconds" project artist 

Thilo Hoffmann. 

Copyright ©2009, MoMA

Used with permission.


      D. Gale Martin
     Words and Pictures