Amos Paul Kennedy

USA Glasgow Fellow

  • Crafts
  • 2015

    Detroit, MI

    I was born.

    I am animal.

    I am human.

    I live.

    I live negro.

    I tell you this because you will mistake me for an africanamerican BUT i am negro, a descendant of the enslaved peoples of theseunitedstatesofamerica.

    I live southern.

    I was born colored in Louisiana. I was raised negro. I was educated Black at Grambling College, a historically integrated college. 

    I live in the moment.

    In the moment is creation. Creation is within every human. We must celebrate our creativity. The moment fuels our creativity.

    I live to put ink on paper.

    This is the major outlet for my creativity. I put ink on paper for the glory of my peoples. The words of my peoples have largely been excluded from "fine print." I defy this condition and force my peoples' presence into this part of this civilization's culture.

    I am a printer.

    I am not an artist.

    I am a stuff-maker.

    I am not an artist.

    I am a visitor.

    I will die.