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ANTHROPOLOGIST  our book of rituals (yours and mine) is ready for you to invest in⬇️

So proud of my daddy @ehallfurniture.
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He was featured on @greatdayhouston for his functional art///
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He continues to innovate who he is and what he offers as a maker and artist!
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I inherited that passion for re/invention. Thank you daddy for always having the courage to be who you are in the moment//// ______________________

His show is this Saturday Winter Street Studios /// go see his work!!!!!

us.

canoe love///

THE RELIQUARY/// @lucilleshouston features a video installation I designed of Lucille’s most resonant recipe///
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Lucille wrote the cookbook entitled Lucille’s Treasure Chest of Fine Foods.
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It went through many editions and was a rare collectors’ item by the twenty-first century.

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Her art was her activism. Lucille’s Treasure Chest, illumines her life’s work to empower others one meal at a time. In the Preface, she inspires women of her time to follow in her footsteps with this Recipe For A Good Life:

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Take equal parts of kindness,
unselfishness and thoughtfulness;
mix in an atmosphere of love;
add the spice of usefulness;
scatter a few grains of cheerfulness;
season with smiles;
stir in a hearty laugh, and
Dispense to EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY
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She was committed to the family pictured in the photo at a table she set for an atmosphere of love in a time of social change.

#culturalanthropology
#visualanthropology
#artandanthropology
#unearthingyou
#ethnography
#anthroplogy
#griot
#artist

I am about to make history with these beautiful people///
#akultureddinnerparty
#blackonbothsidessalondinner
#kulture
#blackonbothsides
@robertleroyhodge @marcusmosiah @whatsurvibe @robcarlos13
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Photographic archives by the gifted and rarely seen @arneawilliams ////

GRIOT////
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Griots were members of a class of nomadic poets, historians, and orators who guided culture through the power of story in parts of West Africa.
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@solesisterart @suberanthony and I are griots who worked together to communicate the life and love of a woman who made tables of food that made history in America.
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Special thanks to @suberanthony for introducing me to the concept of a reliquary in our work together/// I never would’ve known this new space I could hold for stories without your teaching///
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Thank you @solesisterart for seeing it fit to introduce your art of preserving photos on dried zucchini and yams for this exhibition//// you are a genius!
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Thank you @robertleroyhodge for helping me hang the show in a way that honors history!!!!!
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Thank you God for this opportunity to reimagine me/////// It’s never too late to reimagine how you can contribute to culture and people//// be who you were born to be now!
#visualanthropology
#artandanthropology
#unearthingyou
#ethnography
#anthroplogy
#griot
#artist

MY VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL WORK MADE NATIONAL NEWS with @cbsnews!!!!! _______________________

@chef_chriswilliams commissioned me to curate a space on the second floor of his restaurant that visually told the story of ancestor and restaurant namesake @lucilleshouston ////
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I did my research and conspired with my favorite collaborators @solesisterart @suberanthony and #queimaging to make artfully historic windows out of ordinary white walls////
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When I pitched Chris the idea of an exhibition that was a reliquary for the national treasure named Lucille B Smith//// he got it immediately!
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When @cbsnews and @michellemiller29 came to the restaurant to tell the story of the powerfully historic Lucille B. Smith, they chose to feature our reliquary as the visual backdrop.
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A reliquary is a traditional space that holds sacred artifacts for a people, culture, or heritage.
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The sacred nature of Lucille’s family history and food legacy is preserved in this open space for experiential learning and exhibition.
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As the first black woman to join the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, she was a wheel and a well of a business woman. She moved culture from a deeply refreshing place of hope. The movement of her vocational genius earned her the folklore of being called Texas’s first African-American businesswoman.
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@lucilleshouston is an institution that tells a savory story about what it means to have a passion to make a life and living feeding souls and while nourishing a dream.
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I so resonate with the subject of my latest anthro/curatorial work//// I want to nourish you with my dream///
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I get to stir up gumbo made of my passion for anthropology, experience as a storyteller, and love for human potential to offer flat surfaced sips of meaning on walls for a living/// GO TASTE AND SEE THE WORK I DID TO FEED YOUR SOUL @lucilleshouston and eat hearty!!!!! #visualanthropology
#artandanthropology
#unearthingyou
#ethnography
#anthroplogy
#griot
#artist
#reliquary

in 2005 @daniellefanfair @diallosmith and I started the @awakeningsmovement on September 11th to leave a cookie crumbed trail of human capacity and love on a day that was crushed by human pain and death.
______________________________ /// to unearth beauty each year from the brokenness of a day known for ugly. /// ______________________________
/// this is the first year I am
not the cultural architect
of the room @awakeningsmovement makes for human potential. /// ______________________________
/// for 12 years I had
invited others to do what they loved for a living as a vocational ritual of worship to God and a service to humanity. /// ______________________________
/// God recently called me away from pastoral ministry to take the serum I was sermoning
to become the next evolution of my service to humanity as a full-time visual anthropologist, lecturer, and
yoga teacher. /// ______________________________
/// Then God revealed @2btia as the wise and sandy haired realm of pastoral bounty in the bush.
______________________________/// she calls me her advisor but with minimal and essential guidance she has grown a new congregational body with our organizational DNA./// A second genesis from a deep rooted future
in contemplative practices
and the soul-filled musical mediation of @michelethibeaux @surealest1 @jasoniscreative and @shadows_and_dust11 .
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Who gets to start a movement and institution that becomes a teenager?
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Annnddd who gets to give that teenager away to watch it grow into its own through the leadership of a woman who has a culture to shape of her own/// some call me a founder of @awakeningsmovement but today I am a faithful follower of a woman I love and trust to led me as a congregant/// so cool!!!!!!! So God!!!!!!!!

/// working from bed today as a ritual of
rest and creativity/// ________________________________________ “Do less, be more” - #unearthingyou

for me it’s not
just what I do /// ______________________________

it’s who I
get to do
it with/// #unearthingyou @boombishop @frewuhn ((phoenix)) @guessur & me

So grateful to have musical genius’ involved in the work I get to do for a life/// ______________________________

Known and been known by @frewuhn @boombishop for over 20years and still learning and leaning in together to create/// I love you both so deeply/// #unearthingyou #filmscore #zoe

Phoenix fell right into the studio life with an ease that was wide open to adventure/// I love her///#unearthingyou #daddy #anthropology

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