STILL DREAMING

STILL DREAMING is a miniature gallery that pays tribute to and honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was such a privilege to partner with Google© to bring this special gallery to life in collaboration with my friend, Adrian Octavius Walker, and to have it documented and photographed by our friend, Nate King. It is my hope that we will be mindful of Dr. King's selfless commitment to equality and his sacrifice, not just during the holiday that bears his name, but also in our daily lives.

(With the exception of the Google Arts & Culture photos of Dr. King, all photography on this page is © 2021 Tammie Knight and © 2021 Genevieve Knight)

MLK - Smithsonian National Portrait Museum
MLK & Rev. Ralph Abernathy @ John's County Jail, 1964 | High Museum of Art
MLK - Leonard Freed | High Museum of Art
MLK with President Lyndon B. Johnson | U.S. National Archives

This 1:12 scale gallery space measures approximately 38" wide, 28" deep, and 15" tall. The floors are a soft grey polished concrete with a solid Walnut inlay. It's always fun to include items that I make myself in a project like this one. The handmade benches are solid walnut (both the base and the portion that is the seat.) I applied Quikrete concrete to the base, which I later painted a dark charcoal. The stanchion polls were created using eyeliner caps, rubber washers from the hardware store, basswood dowels, and ribbed ribbon from a craft store.  I designed the metal signs in the gallery, which were crafted by Sherry Taylor of SmallMinniMall on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Smallsminnimall), and the stunning backdrop image of the Washington Monument is from Shutterstock (https://www.shutterstock.com/home) Photography © 2021 by Felix Lipov.

MLK with Lyndon B. Johnson | U.S. National Archives
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The tiny reading glasses are from Wendy's Mini Shop in Pharr, Texas. Available

on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/str/WendysMiniShop?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

You're invited to take the tour... I hope you enjoy it!