Artists who participate in The Mind’s I are invited to contribute their drawings to The Mind’s I Archive. This collection now has over 800 drawings.
The donated work is documented, catalogued and stored. Exhibitions are curated from it. The complete archive will be donated to a museum or museums.
The Mind’s I Archive is an extended record of The Mind’s I project. It also functions both as a collection of unique drawings and as a single body of work – varied, complex, and powerful together. The Archive represents the conversation that is at the heart of The Mind’s I project.
The Archive holds work by a range of artists, differing in discipline, media, philosophy, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, age, region, status (economic, art world, etc.). This reflects a community and is part of building that community.
This project functions outside money. The work is not for sale. The caliber is artistic, not economic. The project is funded to break even.
The Archive is a leveler. All Mind’s I participants are included (unless they choose not to be). Their work is equally valued and equally respected. So, the entire Archive will go to relevant institutions. No ranking. No cherry picking. Everyone steps over the velvet rope together.
Yong Chu Son
Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.
Jeffly Gabriela Molina
Solomon Salim Moore
Michael Van Zeal
Mary Lou Zelazny