My Work .
My art work helps me unpack my salient identities & how they operate with my privilege identities, by creating mixed media sculptures and drawings. A lot of that work that I create starts with a conversation around Blackness and systems of power, with myself and then I begin to reach out to my community, because I am never alone with these hard conversations. Therefore, I aim to invite the viewer and my community to engage critically in race, whether that is questioning how do we invest in whiteness, if that is finding more questions or if that is reaching some sort of understanding through empathy.
Mixed Media : Drawings .
Pressed Memories, reflects on the thought of collecting memories. Pressed Memories is layers of images of living plants and flowers, crystals and pressed flowers. The layers represent, this idea of holding on to memories and how they can be altered or erased: some memories become distorted by others, sometimes a more recent memory colors past memories, and sometimes memories are lies.
The series Reconfigured Anxious, uses three works, “Productivity,” “Housing Anxiety,” & “The Burden,” which questions were does anxiety come from & how is it manifested.
Here are few figure drawing studies. A lot of the fast line work, layered lines & movement can be found within a number of my more conceptually heavy work.
Mixed Media :
Sculptures & Installations .
Contextualizing Dehumanization : Lynching invites the viewer to think critically about america's history with lynching. Average, everyday white folks, perpetuated the dehumanization of Black bodies by normalizing the act of lynching. This work takes an “innocent” little white girl out of context, removes the lynched bodies from postcards and newspaper, to highlight how the act of lynching became a performance.
Unknown Reverences is a work inspired by the Yourba people of Nigeria and how they honor children pass away.