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Nailah I. Akinyemi Sankofa
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Nailah I. Akinyemi-Sankofa
Austin , Texas - United States
Mixed Media & Collage - Social Commentary


Nailah I. Akinyémi-Sankofa is a multidisciplinary visual artist, designer, a published writer, poet, project director, dancer and choreographer. Her primary discipline is as a visual artist and designer (specializing in custom furniture, interior and fashion accessories). She founded her own studio in 1985 as well as several other enterprises over the last 17 years. She is also one of few artisans in the region who creates the traditional ceremonial and shrine works and implements within a Yoruba context. Nailah has organized and curated several art exhibits and has exhibited her works in local art spaces, as well as, major arts facilities outside of Austin. Nailah’s primary focus in her artwork, studies, event productions and activism is on traditional Afrikan cultural and historical aesthetics and identity. “Every aspect of my life is infused with creating. I have always been fascinated by and drawn to the diversities of art, especially as they relate to life and indigenous cultures...
phone: 512-382-9918 or 512-317-6826
website: designworksstudios.net
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Jewelry Montage (email artist for prices & materials) - Cowrie Shells, Bone, Silver, Brass, Gold, GF, GlassSeed/Vintage/Fire Polished Beads... - Earrings, Bracelet & Necklaces (vary) - $17-$65
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2008-08-31 20:37:07
Nice. Check my site too and give me your feedback.
Nailah I. Akinyemi-Sankofa
2007-07-23 18:49:41
Mo dupe!!! (Many thanx!!!) I endeavor...
cathy savels
2007-04-10 03:10:59
Wow! So many strings to your bow! You go girl!
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