2005 | Hardcover | 135 pages
For more than three decades, Amalia Amaki has garnered critical acclaim for works that examine the beauty, music, experience, and contributions of African Americans. This volume brings together her photographs, quilts, souvenir fans, and mixed-media works.
Incorporating fabric, beads, pearls, buttons, paint, glitter, and photographs with cultural symbols and visual puns, Amaki challenges and reconfigures American history in original and meaningful ways. Her artwork examines the breadth and overarching significance of heritage and American culture.
This book focuses on the legacies of race and gender in the United States, contests one-dimensional ideas about black life, and debunks mainstream beliefs about African Americans.