I am a life-long learner moving between different worlds with my eyes wide open and fingers outstretched to whatever treasures fall before me. Even in childhood, I was making for survival/ to understand the objects and people in my every day environment. There was, and still is, always something to draw. I take this word “draw,” and the act of drawing quite seriously because it takes a special kind of perception to transmit the complexities of living into an image.
In my artwork, I am transmitting influences from tattoos, African philosophies, intersectional womanism, astrology, hip hop, sexuality, colonialism, colorism, poetry, and more. My worldview has shifted immensely since I completed graduate school in 2016. I am now a 26 year-old Black, same-sex married, alkaline vegan, stepmother….who is all equal parts painter, writer, and curator. I am learning to unlearn the clinical nature of academic training so I can be liberated in this current open-eyed wandering with outstretched fingers and a listening heart. My artwork opens arms: embracing femininity, loving queerly, communing with Ancestors, having a relationship with nature, and finding its center within the universe.