Gallery > Domiciliation: Bless this House Installation

Shervone Neckles, printmaking, silkscreen, black womanhood, caribbean artist, Grenada artist, Grenadian Artist, provenance, black female body, interdisciplinary artist, mixed media art, collage, embroidery, contemporary art, contemporary artist, caribbean
Domiciliation: Bless this House Installation view
One-of-a-kind mixed media silkscreen prints onto PVC

Domiciliation: Bless This House Installation is named after Mahalia Jackson’s 1956 rendition of the “Bless This House” gospel song. Like a family heirloom this gospel song remains a family tradition that is played and sung at family gatherings.

The house structure referenced throughout the installation is a replication of my maternal family home in Grenville, Grenada, built in the mid-20th century. The house survived both man-made and natural disasters. My family lost primary records, personal ephemera and photos that could never be replaced. To salvage and protect what’s left of the family archive I have developed this installation to capture and hold the evidence of our existence.