I am Cassi Amanda Gibson, 20 years of age, a true vagabond. My art helps me heal my disconnection to my past and my saudades*, my unexplained homesickness to?.. I am not exactly sure where.
My family resides in Mozambique- Province Zambezia, my 20 yrs of existence I have lived and visited many of places and savoured some of Earths best kept and known secrets from Cotonou, Benin to Queens NYC. I am a also a travel photographer, soon to be Filmmaker.
fav lyric from a song
Until the lion learns to speak, the tales of hunting will be weak – Knaan
what inspires you
My culture, my people, my ancestry, the opposite sex, my creator, my universe and the unknown. My yearning for something more- my incompleteness, my nostalgia, my village- muito saudades.
the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Cassi
I am currently exploring all my peoples black creative manifestations in my lifetime and past.
who are your past/present icons and why?
My current present icon is my grandmother. Julius Nyrerere of Tazania and Samora Moises Machel from my country- I value African socialism, UJAMA & UMOJA.
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