Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
– Steve Jobs
Many, many thanks for helping me to connect the dots!!!
SAIC Professors Collier, Pinder, and Quiles deserve a BIG thank you because they each challenged me to push my concepts to the next level. I want to also thank the faculty and professors from the SAIC Art History Department including but not limited to: Professors Taylor, Mah, Anderson, Cutrone, Yood, Raskin, Elkins, and Getsy because they have all inspired me via their methodologies and/ or research interests. And I am incredibly grateful to have long time mentorships with Dr. Coleman (from Howard University’s Art History Department) and Professor Starn (from Duke University’s Cultural Anthropology Department) they have both encouraged me to “keep my eyes on the prize” despite life’s obstacles. In addition, conversations via email or phone with Mary Ann Rose Gentry and Sharon Avery Fahlström, Norman Parish from Parish Gallery (Washington, DC) and the team at G. R. N’Namdi Gallery (Chicago, IL) also require a special thanks as they provided information that I did not find via my research.
I also want to say tack så mycket to Stockholm University Professors Jeff Werner (Art History) and Ulf Hannerz (Social Anthropology) whose research has inspired me from a distance – I look forward to the possibility of meeting them both!
And finally, a big tack to my family in Sweden and the States – without their support I could not pursue my creative dreams!!!
puss och kram (xox)