Cotton Paper, Handmade Textured Paper, Synthetic Leather, Hemp Cord, Pigment Dyes fibers , Letterpressed linoleum cuts
23 × 16 in
CollectionBlack Histories / Black Futures, Collection Development, E/AB FAIR, OCTOBER 18 – 31, 2021, Limited Edition Artists Books
2 in stock
University of Delaware Library
“Voyage intends to link viewers to history through type, text, and image. I want the ‘wind sails’, artists’ book, and poem to take viewers on a visual journey of the Middle Passage, the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean and to the Americas. The symbolism of the prints corresponds to lines in the poem, which I wrote while I was in graduate school. Here, you can see a family on a hazardous journey across the sea, leading to the separation of a mother and her child and the continued journey of the son away from the warmth of his mother and homeland to unwelcome shores.
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
Two copies of the book are now available.
A page turning video of Voyage can be viewed here.
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