I love weaving words, images, graphics and design elements into all kinds of compensations, in different forms and mediums. My influences include Frida Kahlo, Joyce Scott, Ernest Kromah, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, and Nick Bantock.
All things magical and everything of the African American conjure / hoodoo / root medicine tradition fascinate me, which is why, I reckon, I love to explore themes of cultural identity, spiritual being, family traditions as well as the intersection of music and history. Your feedback on the works presented here is much appreciated.
Lenett Nef’fahtiti Partlow-Myrick is a visual artist, poet, writer, educator and spiritual activist whose works explore spirituality, cultural and gender identity. She has written and directed productions for the stage, including the drama “The Conjure Woman Episode,” her one-woman show “The Dance We Do When We Be Sistas!”, the “The Poetry Show,” and a series of spoken word and jazzoetry performances in collaboration with artists around the world.
Her visual art works have been exhibited in group shows, at the Atlanta Arts Festival, and most recently at the Hamilton Gallery in Baltimore, MD. She has been a featured artist at festivals, colleges, and concert halls throughout the U.S. Her work is also featured in the award-winning video documentary “Mbele Ache” and the CSN-TV special “Voices of Our Past.” Her writings have been published in anthologies and journals, including Thy Mothers’ Glass, Dancing Shadow Review, Poetry Baltimore, When Divas Laugh, and most recently Little Patuxent Review.
She has held writing residencies with the Ripken Reading Center, Liberty Medical Center, Baltimore Homeless Union, and Miami Light Project. Named as one of Howard Community College’s inspiring faculty, Lenett is also a Conscious Life Design practitioner and spiritual activist involved in global walks for world peace as an original member of The Trail of Dreams.