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 
artist/MacArthur
"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.

Bornscribbler

      D. Gale Martin
     Words and Pictures 
  gale@bornscribbler.com

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