Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Jeni De La O: Interrogation of language is important. The idea of multi-culturalism or multi-racial/ethnic identity feels flat when presented in one language. Artist Bailey Bob Bailey: Originally, purree was the bright orange yellow substance used to make Indian Yellow, the color of the center of the painting.
Jeni De La O is an Afro-Cuban poet and storyteller living in Detroit. She founded Relato:Detroit, the nation’s first bilingual community storytelling event. Artist Bailey Bob Bailey is represented by Ethan Cohan Gallery in NYC and Beacon, NY and at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. He lives year round in Truro, MA.