Elsa Robinson | Sankofa
June 18 - September 25
“Sankofa”, from the Akan Twi and Fante languages of Ghana, means to go back and get something.
Elsa Robinson’s Sankofa explores the theme of spirituality through the artist’s experiences and research. Robinson’s three installations reflect past and present though a combination of natural fibres and artificial materials, working in the tradition of Feminist art, and techniques handed down from her mother: sewing, crochet, and embroidery.
With a spirit of improvisation, Elsa Robinson places herself in dialogue with sources of liberation in traditional Jamaican and African spirituality, the traditions of women in her culture, and the joyful liberatory traditions of the African Diaspora.