Constructive is very pleased to celebrate the release of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation’s new website, for which we were the nonprofit’s UX and design partner. Constructive worked with the foundation to bring its collection of works, the largest of it’s kind in the world, to life through a newly designed user experience.
The Souls Grown Deep’s new website design no includes a beautiful image gallery displaying hundreds of works of art for dozens of African American artists of the deep South, historical background and a library of the foundation’s art history and education publications.
Souls Grown Deep Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting this work of these self-taught African American artists. Through the use of its 1,200 artworks and thousands of field photographs, the organization’s goal is to bring this vital and quintessentially American art form to a wider audience, to see its inclusion in the “real” American art dialogue, and ensure its recognition as one of the great American contributions to the history of art.
Building on the foundation’s research projects about the African American community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and its quilts, Souls Grown Deep Foundation gained international recognition in 2002 the inaugural exhibition The Quilts of Gee’s Bend documented these quiltmaking achievements.