Oil on Wood | June 2020
This piece was a part of the Art to Activism show at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. The inspiration stemmed from my experience as a Black woman in America. We are a vulnerable and under appreciated group, constantly showing strength and resilience no matter what is being thrown at us. Nonetheless, Black women should not constantly be fighting for everyone’s rights on our own. Black women should be able to have the confidence that we will be supported by others in our communities and are able to have moments of peace and serenity without the threat of violence. The peace in my art is the reality I wish to create not just for future generations but for my own generation. Violence against Black women must end now and ALL Black lives matter.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
DMV | June 2020
After the cruel murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protests saw a peak across the nation as half a million people turned out all over the country to push for justice. It is crucial that we work with our own communities to continue the momentum in order to liberate not only marginalized groups, but everyone in America. As an artist, I have used my own platform and talents to bring attention to the social injustice that has persisted for generations in our country. From donation drives, to protests, to petitions and letters, I have made countless efforts to create a future where we are all equal. Below you can learn more about my individual contribution. For those interested in collaborating please contact me!
PEOPLE IN PEN
A series of digital art pieces based off of real human bodies and experiences
Lets collaborate! Any organizations, groups, or individuals looking to collaborate please don't hesitate to reach out.
RESILIENCE THROUGH ART: BLACK LEGACIES AT UMD
Over the course of several months, I collaborated with other creatives at the University of Maryland to organize a multimedia online exhibition that included an artist talk and three major works by Black, queer alumni. Our aim was to examine both the emerging digital drag phenomenon, muralism in the greater UMD area and the additional challenges faced by marginalized artists as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.