Maybe I am a thought that never occurred. Barbers said they'd never seen someone like me before When I walked in a barbershop for the first time in five years Looking like this. I asked what they think Black folks look like in the Afrofuture? They said they had never thought of it. A kid I once taught saw me out in the world Asked me about what my jewelry means? Signals. For people I want to build community with in the Afrofuture. I asked who he thinks he'll be in the Afrofuture? He said he had never thought of it. I told him to find me someday when he sees it. I hope he sees that he is already who he'll be That he comes from a legacy of thoughts that never occurred Things seen but not seen And questions that were never asked Of Blackness, All of which we are always the answers for. Next time I get a haircut I will not look like this To remind the barbers that they Have seen me before
Lately I’ve been thinking about the differences between the tools I can use and the tools my CNC milling machines can use. For starters, they can create slots in metal that I can’t because of how they carve it using another rapidly spinning piece of metal (called an end mill, which looks like a drill bit).
Weeeeee! Yesterday I got some new tools in the mail, one of which is a bracelet former for creating some very nice looking C-shaped bracelets! I'm excited about this, especially cuz it also means I can get into making armbands and other pieces that would make good use of that form.
I'd like to center the connection between what I think about and what I make, so I'm putting my blog posts front and center on this website because that's where this all starts with me.I sit with shifting thoughts about Blackness, chronoliberation, and anythingelse that fits between the two, in order to create my jewelry.