“I (Sarah Margaret Knox Moody) am a Photographer, an Artist, a Curator, a Collaborator and Community Voice. I am based in Little Haiti, Miami, Florida and in Erie, Pennsylvania on the lake.
I began taking pictures at a young age and have avidly pursued the craft since, experimenting in many formats and processes of development. I have pictures in almost every crevice of my life. Prints, polaroids, contact sheets, negatives in stacks, in binders, in albums. I archive. I enjoy images because they are tangible memories, ones that you can hold, the smell and scene come alive in your hand. I document what pulls me, what grabs my attention. I document the world and the players in it, I document my family, my heritage, the lineage of women that make me who I am.
I am ever curious, working on projects in Miami, New York, Bahamas, I am ready to travel. I like to move. I jump at the chance to bring people together. I Founded Maggie Knox an incubator, studio and gallery space in Little Haiti where I host artist residencies, workshops, gatherings and creative happenings.
I am committed to sharing space as a way to foster community with creativity at its core.” – Sarah Margaret Knox Moody
Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.
The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.
Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.