Artist Statement

My artworks are narratives inspired by Spirit, magic, nature, the marriage of images and words, the indigenous African American experience, and reverence for life.

 

I love drawing real and imagined people who are magical, mythical, extra ordinary—whose lives are stories we have never heard before. White space and faded lines represent those things we can see and will never know about others. The monochromatic shading engages the humanity and sacredness of a being as the point of entry to relationship with that being.

 

My oil paintings echo the rhythms of water and wind. I especially enjoy weaving wood, paper, crystals, glass, text, fibers, images, jewelry, cloth, and weird trinkets into mixed-media compositions.

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