Asake: a conversation with self : Loni Johnson
Loni Johnson’s work has been centered on dealing with nurturing her inner self, the Little Loni, and using this process to address unsettling trauma that continues to resurface in her life. The word Asake translates from Yoruba to English as “a daughter picked or selected to be pampered and cherished”. This word reflects the inner work being done by the artist to confront and continue to heal from the past.
About the Artist
Loni Johnson is a multi-disciplinary visual artist born and raised in Miami, FL. As an artist, educator, mother, and activist, Johnson understands that as artists, there is a cyclical obligation to give back and nurture our communities with her creative gift and it must be utilized to better our world. Through movement and ritual, the artist creates healing spaces for Black women and explores how ancestral and historical memory informs how, when and where we enter and claim spaces.
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