Sumayyah Sunmade Raji
Notes From Home!
This assortment of found items represents objects that I have collected that remind me of home and my culture. Also extending the palette from the 1st object by showcasing the use of wood in different forms, at varying scales. The interior of the drum is a hollow hourglass-shaped tube with leather skin stretched taut on either end tied with string. Strips of leather are then arranged on its outer perimeter. Notes from home are within reach in this vessel, my talking drum. A wooden pendant sits comfortably on a leather string. It has no ties to home exactly, but the wood grain has beautiful stains and textures. .