About the Book
A complex visual journey into the mental landscape of seven six graders from Bedford, Stuyvesant Brooklyn. MoCADA(Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Art) resident visual artist M. Scott Johnson uses the poem Invictus to guide his young apprentices into the revelation of their connection to Afro-Diasporan culture.This portfolio is made possible by the generous support of the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and JPMorganChase.
I am a New York based Sculptor, Photographer and Educator. Over the past decade, I have explored both in my own practice and through my teaching residencies, atavistic memory, social realism and Afrofuturism. This has to led to lecture and exhibition opportunities at a number of institutions including: TransAfrica Forum, Hampton University Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, The New York Botanical Gardens, The Embassy Of Ghana, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harvard University, Columbia University, The Grey Gallery at NYU and The New York Botanical Gardens. As an educator my residency exhibitions have traveled and been viewed by thousands at the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall NYC, The Schomburg Center, The Dwyer Center, The Williamsburg Historical Society, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art and the Library of Congress.