The Poetry Project

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

A face is reflected in the glass of framed black artwork displayed on a white wall; it is a medium-brown human face with small round features; just below, the neck is adorned with a single baroque pearl on a light gold chain and two strands of seafoam green seed beads worn high and close to the skin. The artwork's frame is glossy black with thin inner and outer golden lines; one string of iridescent angular clear glass beads is draped around the picture frame like a necklace; a delicate branching twig roughly the size of the picture frame hangs mostly below the artwork resting in the wide u-shaped curve of the necklace. The artwork is a wrinkled photocopy of a torn corner piece of white paper in a matte black background; pale gray forms show the white paper's smoothed-out crumplings; the small white piece of paper bears eight English words typed in two lines of capital letters; the words are THERE IS NO GOD BUT WE MAKE DO. The scene is lit with cool white indirect natural light; warm direct sunlight illuminates only the artist's face.
© Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves is an artist guided by metaphysics, network science, ethnobotany, and the granular analytics of poetic inquiry. Supporters include Rauschenberg Residency, Artists Space, Issue Project Room, Montez Press at Matthew NYC, Wendy’s Subway, The Poetry Project, 4 Columns, Hyperallergic, Belladonna*, Kore Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Brown University.