Project 1. Ann Maria Weems 2017
A residency in Rockville addressed the African American community that lived there in the early and mid 1800s. Also included is a
selection of images that show the collection at Beall House (The slave owners who lived in Rockville) at the time. The House is still there
and the collection (Images) show an adaptation of the collection i.e. clothing, interior etc. The removal of the Confederate Monuments around the country has been the subject of my research and as Place is an important factor in my work, recent images reflect the City of Rockville and its monuments which have recently been removed from Montgomery County, MD.
The life of Ann Maria Weems is a prominent feature of this Project. Ann Maria Weems at the age of 15 disguised as a man and escaped to
Canada. Included is work that was influenced by her escape and her life.