Sauda Mitchell


Sauda Mitchell




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Wood, Palm Leaves, Pigment, Paper, Linoleum Print, Book Board, Fibers, Canvas, Glass




29 × 12 in

$ 2,200.00

7 in stock

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Anonymous Private Collection

University of Delaware Library

“Timbuktu is a concertina artist book that visually expresses my response to select digitized manuscript pages housed at the Mamma Haidara commemorative library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, in Timbuktu, Mali. Timbuktu utilizes the book format as a contemporary art form to celebrate the importance of Timbuktu as a center of knowledge, bookmaking, literacy, and scholarship during its apogee. Embedded in Timbuktu is a QR code linking viewers to select digitized manuscript pages courtesy of the Library of Congress Exhibition, “Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu.”
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