I began Voyage(r): Tourist Map to Japan, during my artist residency at Nexus Press (1988) in Atlanta.
Voyage(r) is based on a visit to Japan where I connected with friends I met when they came from Japan to visit New York. During their stay they took some Karate classes with my sensei Kishi whom they knew from Japan. In turn, my first visit to Japan they invited me and my partner into their homes and suggested places off the beaten path to visit. Their guidance created an opportunity to explore the experience of interacting with the people and place as a black female American. I had never felt more foreign but at the same time I never felt safer.
Offset printed on Mohawk Options with duotones. 7 1/4″ x 5″ symth sewn. Edition of 1000. Produced at Nexus Press, Atlanta, Georgia. 2000.