Let It Linger
The Let it Linger installation is located at The Kampong, a botanical garden in Coconut Grove. The installation includes gold painted gourds ornamented with photo collages of family members, cowry shells, beads, bangles, earrings, and other materials transformed into devotional objects that meditate on the history of African American ancestry and its legacy.
Loni Johnson born/lives and works in Miami, FL. Received a BFA SUNY Purchase College of Art and Design.
She is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, educator, mother and activist. She understands that there is a cyclical obligation to give back and nurture one’s community through creativity and it must be utilized to better our world. Through movement and ritual, Loni Johnson creates healing spaces for Black women and explores how ancestral and historical memory informs the way we engage and affirm spaces.