• Click on image to enlarge

    Photo: William Arnett, 1997

Here an elaborate line of sticks and branches artfully arranged and tied together. Collectively, they demonstrate the ordered chaos of many African American forms of expression. It is an approach to formal arrangement that appears frequently throughout her works on the property. Anticipating an enigmatic or metaphysical reply, an interviewer asks Emmer Sewell, "How did you decide which way to put these sticks?"

"The snap beans are running up," she reveals. "I stuck them sticks that-a-way-the way the beans were running."