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In 2009 I traveled near South Korea’s Demilitarized Zone to visit and write an article about the then 79 year old shaman Kim Keum Hwa. During my second visit, she surprised me by asking me to get up and dance. After, and for the duration of the day, she and several of her disciples encouraged me to pursue a path as a shaman.

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My latest CD, “A Footnote of Sorts,” was released on the Foundtapes label on December 12, 2015. This is the third release for my solo project Tag Cloud (fourth if you count the “Overnight” cassette from 2014 — I put that one out under my own name, thus the qualifier). I composed and recorded the […]

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One time when I was young my father asked me to help him in the shop by sanding some wood. I began sanding the board against the grain. When my Dad barked at me for it I threw the sanding block down and never helped him again. So perhaps it’s fitting that for the past thirteen years my work has focused almost exclusively on the natural beauty of wood.

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I’m sitting in the darkroom writing this by hand. My laptop is tied up making new images and my phone, acting as an extension of my laptop’s screen, is sitting in the photo enlarger casting images through the enlarging lens onto light sensitive paper below. By the glow of the darkroom safelight I am an […]

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My family never identified as Creole. We always identified as Black. Creole was an integral aspect of our lives, but we embraced it as a way of life; we didn’t identify as it. As I create this work my thoughts are circling around my Creole ties and notions of bloodlines and legacy.

About Bourgeon

Bourgeon is a program of the non-profit Day Eight. Day Eight's mission is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects.

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