Today we’d like to introduce you to Nommo Diop.
Nommo, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA with two brothers and three sisters by our mother and father. I always loved to imagine and go on adventures in the San Francisco communities, I studied and created Art all through grade school and received a BA of Arts in General Studio practice at San Jose State University. After college, I had a plan on becoming a professional artist but became a San Francisco Firefighter so I could continue to study and create without having to survive off my artwork. After I realized I wanted to focus on the future of Africa and African people I studied Africa and the diaspora. I traveled to the continent several times and spent most of my off time raising a family and volunteering with non-profits organizations that help children and the communities in San Francisco, I decided to move to Dallas for economic reasons and to expand my art career after working the fire department for 23 years of service.
Since 2017 I have been working to become an Artist in Dallas/Fort Worth area. I have given a couple of Art Shows and participated in two Art Shows one in Dallas and one in Chicago. The most recent show I gave a paint party, I found helping people do art was a fun way to show my works and see how art is a communal and instructive way to explain the world. I plan to do more Paint Parties and take my ideas to the next level. I am exploring “The Doll Test” Mamie and Kenneth Clark study of self-esteem in African children. The aesthetic that African people are connected to tends to alter their ability for self-education through exposure to Africa.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I have had a rough road, I had fears of failure, being able to understand the computer age that I experience over last thirty years, staying focused on my vision of the future, health issues, and family challenges.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Last year I became a business IMO is a model of a mindset, I been developing for over 40 years, I have over the years evolved and modified this conceptual world, Industrial Maintaining Organization is for people to work in love and for each other in a communal and equal and balanced society. I am known for my strong will and unrelenting belief system, I am ready to create an installation exhibit to experience this new land that I plan on introducing as the first of many here in the DFW.
What were you like growing up?
A little terrorist, petty thief, and part-time lover.
Mailing address: PO Box 212031 Dallas, Texas 75211
- Website: IndustrialMaintaining.org
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