The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly
James Hampton Born: Elloree, South Carolina 1909 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1964
gold and silver aluminum foil, Kraft paper, and plastic over wood furniture, paperboard, and glass 180 pieces
Smithsonian American Art Museum
“Between 2005 and 2009, I travelled regularly to Máze, a small Sámi village located at the highest point of the European map, far above the Arctic Circle, in Norwegian Lapland. There, I met quiet people, sometimes melancholic, captivating, very proud of their village and territory, of these landscapes they are constantly gazing at with binoculars they never separate from, even at home.
Pride as well as suspicion, solitude and great beauty prevail there. In the most beautiful tundra of the Arctic region, I tasted Ante’s and Ole Ailo’s favourite season, when days get longer and temperatures become milder. The perfect moment, when time doesn’t exist anymore and night is gone, when they immerse themselves in their favourite activities: fishing through ice holes in Lake Suolojávri, or riding the snøskuter in the tundra. And all these hours spendt with friends, family, outside on a reindeer skin, in a hytte or under a lávvu, talking, joking, or lying down doing nothing, saying nothing. Just being.” -Céline Clanet.
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Fannie Lee Teals with her red, white, and blue American Revolution Bicentennial quilt Photographer: Robinson, Beverly J.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1977 August
SOURCE South-Central Georgia Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/010)
REPOSITORY Library of Congress, Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Washington, D.C.