Collaborative Concepts was invited by Sandy Saunders to create an exhibition of outdoor art on his 140-acre historic working farm on Old Albany Post Road in Garrison, NY.
Bamana/Bambara features the ntloma/Y-stick form, an architectural pillar, in the form of a forked stick used as the support for traditional Malian adobe houses. They are often quite undulating in form but still provide the internal support for traditional adobe buildings.
The use of text to define the image is reminiscent of Islamic use of text. The sentences and phrases comes from Janet’s writings about Malian and American culture.