This project is inspired by a return to Detroit, my hometown after a long time away and returning to see the decay and desolation in my neighborhood. This prompted me to write an essay, which turned into a video poem music video, D-City Blues. This all lead to the Sorrento: My Block, a collection of portraiture copper prints of each of the remaining houses on my block (30 in all ). This work also include a memory book of photos the different families on the block during the 80’s and 90’s. The 30 prints, the video poem and memory form the complete Sorrento exhibition. This project celebrates the houses of the block and all of the memories and stories they hold.
The poem D-City Blues poem has been selected to be in the forthcoming book edited by M.L. Liebler, I Just Wanna Testify: Poems About Detroit Music to be published in Fall 2018 by The Michigan State University Press.