The past couple of months have been AMAZING!
One of my favorite things to do in life is to travel. I am happies when on my adventures-- reading the many rich pages of this book that is the world, learning + soaking up all the brilliance of humanity + creation I possibly can. Each trip restores my hope, expands my ability to see + forms the artist I am, as I live, breathe + work to love well each place I enter.
Throughout my travels the past 2 months, from New Orleans to Nashville, Gulfport, NYC, London, and culminating with time Paris where I immersed myself in art, conversations + studies about the black imagination + the great legacy of dreamers + creatives that are a part of my ancestry --
a theme embodied in the work I encountered during a tour of Studio Be in New Orleans continues to resonate with me:
"I am my ancestors wildest dreams."
This theme that has stuck with me, + has its roots in the MBL activist community. Right now I am in the studio working it all in planning my next project.
I've decided that my next collection will be inspired by my attempts to deeply connect with my ancestors as I imagine new worlds that hopefully builds upon + honors their dreams, work, faith + magic.
Below is a glimpse of what's flowing out...
Lanecia A. Rouse