On Accessing Art as an Amateur: Dominique Moody’s “Ancestral Praise House” (1996)

Photo Courtesy of artist website.

Back in December of last year, I visited one of my favorite local museums — CAAM and found God in in the Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection via a intricate piece by artist Dominique Moody. Completed in 1996, her “Ancestral Praise House” piece was inspired by small wooden structures where Gullah women, people of the sea…