Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross paints portraits of individuals from archival photographs into imagined landscapes. She is not rewriting history, but rather, using a stolen past as the raw material to construct a vision of a liberated existence. Adeyemo-Ross collages painted pieces of paper to envision a complete restructuring of Black/Indigenous relationships to land and labor. Her work depicts the restoration of ancestral agricultural practices and community sovereignty over land, lives, and collective care.
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