Above: Jamele Wright, Sr. (American, born 1970), TRANSFER #2, 2023,  acrylic panels and steel pipe, lent by the artist

TRANSFER #2 (2023)

Jamele Wright, Sr.

Jamele Wright, Sr.’s boldly abstract birdhouses made from translucent acrylic cast colorful shadows across the lawn. This playful installation invites birds to nest, while alluding to both the urban graffiti and traditional stained-glass windows. Wright Sr. states, “There is a mystical connection between man and nature. Colored light through stained glass was used so people would have a closer connection to their creator’s energy, I believe it still does. My process is influenced by Hip Hop, the way it gathers different cultural influences through sampling. Colored light used as birdhouses, shaped in the form of graffiti like glyphs. Moving that expression away from the physicality of the train to the outside world, onto nature, onto people.”


Meditation on Flight

A Poem by the Artist

Wings wide
scribbling on sky, 
ground down in trees 
up through grass
spread across wind 
shape colored
waving line
abiding on light


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

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