Letterpressed linoleum cuts
12 × 76 in
CollectionBlack Histories / Black Futures, Collection Development, E/AB FAIR, OCTOBER 18 – 31, 2021, Limited Edition Artists Books
4 in stock
“In 2016 I was sifting through hundreds of archival collection materials from the W.W. Law Collection, a collection dedicated to prominent Civil Rights leader Westley Wallace Law (1923–2002). I began to contemplate the challenges that patrons often encounter when conducting archival research for the first time. Finding Aid is my creative response to sharing stories and connections pertaining to local Civil Rights activists in Savannah utilizing QR code technology and digitized primary sources.” – Sauda Mitchell
The book is constructed with wood, cotton fabric, and metal elements. Six copies of this book are now available.
My work currently focuses on utilizing printmaking and QR code technology as a creative non-traditional access method linking viewers to archival repositories, curated exhibitions, and aggregated data. Each work serves as a visual response to archival collection materials representative of the many stories that can be found deep within the archival landscape.” – Sauda Mitchell
About the Artist
Sauda Mitchell is an American printmaker, archivist, and educator from Winston-Salem, NC. She holds an Associate of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Art with a minor in Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design, a Master’s in Library and Information Science (with a concentration in Archival Studies) from Drexel University, and is certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists. She currently serves as the SCAD Jen Library Archives and Special Collections Librarian at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2017, Mitchell was an artist in residence at SCAD. She has exhibited at The Beach Institute and SCAD Museum of Art. Select works are currently held in the permanent collection of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Delaware, and private collections.
– Society of American Archivists,Lone Arrangers Steering Committee Member, Regional Representative, 2020-present
– Society of Georgia Archivists, Appointed Board Member, Mentoring Program Co-Chair, 2020-present
– Art Libraries Society of America, LoPresti Award Committee Committee /Judge, 2019-2020, 36th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards
– Telfair Museums, Friends of the African American Arts, Member, 2017-present
– Atlanta Printmakers Studio Member, 2021-present
– Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Member