about claudette: Art has been a part of my life since inception. Decades spent roaming through the galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago, where my mother was employed; afternoons of sharing literary insights with my grandmother; a love of textiles, fashion design and sewing passed down from two generations; a home filled with sounds of jazz, blues, gospel and R&B; and hours of captivating performances at venues throughout the city. [Read More]
past project: other state explores the cultural predicament of our times – racism. Focusing on how those impacted, specifically Black Americans, live and in many cases thrive in spite of its insidious legacy, this project is an examination and celebration of the human spirit. It is also a thought-provoking model of how artistry, media and the desire to inform can be a creative tool for social change. [Read More]
current work : the man project a vehicle for men of the African Diaspora to tell their stories — their truths.
"Other State," "The Man Project," Mothers & Daughters," and "The Last Taboo" TM and © 2007 Claudette Roper. All rights reserved.