In this recording hear Lolita and another woman of Slideshow, Abigail Norman, talk with artist Elisa H. Hamilton about the experience of documenting their lives, creating the slide talks, being vulnerable, and helping to create a piece of public art.
As a photographer, oral historian and artist Lolita Parker, Jr. creates in the broadest sense of the word. Co-creating community, public art installations, historical archives, garden beds and personal/political imagery. With a wave of a library card, she rolls up her sleeves, encourages like minds along the way and together they work till the magic happens. Originally from the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena, CA, she calls Boston her intellectual homeplace where smart, striving scholars from every-which-where gather to try harder and get smarter. As a rising elder and matriarch of her small clan, Lolita is currently on a quest to decolonize her mind.
What are the words you live by?
"It's never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot
I feel most powerful when...
I am with my family.
I am drawn to art that makes me feel...
That's it ....I am drawn to art that makes me feel.
I am interested in stories about...
The extraordinary lives of everyday sheroes.