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purpose

  • As an act of resistance, and empowerment, I am exploring the role of SPIRITUAL SUSTAINABILITY

  • I look to the stories of my village (including my peers, family, and black artists who’ve come before me) to INSPIRE, INFORM, and GUIDE my journey navigating this role

  • Their stories are happening now. It is crucial that the paintings provoke discussion

  • Informed by my collective past and my obsession with cultivating an AFROFUTURE, I create paintings whose temporal place is set in the present

  • They are an urgent RESPONSE

  • The paintings are a vessel for HEALING to combat the passive violence of silencing that has encompassed the village

  • With MINDFULNESS I confront the conflict that I feel towards my institutional past/present directly with the peace and strength that I recieve from my spiritual village

  • Here is a site of acceptance, visibility, confrontation, and empowerment

  • Here is a portal into the pursuit for personal and collective SPIRITUAL WELLNESS & FREEDOM, creative liberty, and productive healing

 
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A few things about me...

  • My hometown is Springfield, Massachusetts

  • I received my BFA in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design at the New School with a minor in Sustainable Cities 

  • I am on a spiritual journey that directly informs my artistic practice

  • Mindfulness is my favorite medium along with oil paint

  • I support the Emancipation Initiative that works to abolish Life Without the Chance of Parole (LWOP) sentencing in the United States

  • I love empowerment. Let me cheer you on (especially my fellow black/brown/POC and queer artists and creatives)!

  • During my free time I might be meditating, journaling, jogging, reading, exploring the neighborhood, cooking or eating a great snack

  • I value and appreciate connecting with you here! Tell me your perspective, let's dialogue

 

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