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If I Could Land Anywhere: Haiti

It's amazing when you google Haiti and click images there are only images of death and destruction.  However after watching the below video from No Reservations - Anthony Bourdain (RIP) I think it's best for me to go see for myself. I follow too many Haitian artists on instagram who travel between the U.S. and Haiti to believe there isn't an abundance of beauty and history to learn from.    

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Art Inspiration: Faith Ringgold

  Here at Root Compass Modern Nomad we are currently obsessing over all things Faith Ringgold.  Her story quilts continue a tradition passed down in the Black community for decades.  Per her artist bio found on her website below and a few videos where you can learn from the artist in her own words. Faith Ringgold, born 1930 in Harlem, New York, is a painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist, writer, teacher and lecturer. She received her B.S. and M.A. degrees in visual art from the City College of New York in 1955 and 1959. Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of California in San Diego, Ringgold has received 23 Honorary Doctorates. During the early 1960’s Ringgold traveled in Europe....

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