3 memories and 1 recipe
by janelle miller

I


date: October 20, 2017
time: 6:15pm
location: 12 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616

2 teaspoons of vanilla
6 eggs
4 sticks of butter
1 cup milk
3 cups sugar
3 cups of cake flour


II


date: January 15, 2018
time: 3:48pm
location: Grandma’s kitchen table w/ Mom and Boo.

My hand holds a picture of two girls, childhood friends, on the left Carla and the right me. 49 days before Grandma's passing. 

Sweet potatoes have always been a part of my life, my roots food, before whole foods and target had them as the latest health food craze they were a staple we could pick them up at my local moo n oink. I know you as another, beloved yam.


III


date: September 1, 2017
time: 6:40pm
location: Washington Park, Chicago, IL (African Festival of the Arts)



artist and archivist janelle ayana miller’s work reclaims historical narratives rooted within Black communal structures while allowing for interventions of nostalgia and folklore to take hold. her work often uses tropes of collage, photography, installation and found objects. recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and based in Chicago. find janelle on instagram @beautysupplied.