Vestige Vessels: Centennial of the Everyday and
Peace, Plenty and Independence
Soda fired stoneware, looping video, plexiglass, walnut
Stoneware made in collaboration with Jani Hileman and Mat Karas at the Maryland Institute College of Art Ceramics Department, Baltimore
Videos produced in collaboration with Jonathan Monaghan
In the Centennial of the Everyday vessel, an 18th century coconut sherd from the Alexandria Archaeology collection is shown as a spinning animation. This sherd represents the wide variety of goods and people brought to Alexandria’s shores as an active port city. Project collaborators Char McCargo Bah and Stephen Hammond read 3 poems that they chose: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (by Langston Hughes), “That Man is a Success” (by Robert Louis Stevenson), and “Caged Bird” (by Maya Angelou).
Centennial of the Everyday is a collaboration of Lauren Frances Adams and Stewart Watson
images courtesy Vince Lupo