The Endangered, Can Art Save Them?
An International Art Exhibition
(November 7 through January 8, 2021)
I'm a self-taught, mixed media artist, born & raised in New Orleans, LA! I attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts while in high school, and studied psychology & fine art at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. In 1999 I received my degree in Computer Graphic Design from Southeast College of Technology in Metairie, LA, and was inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa, National Honor Society. I'm also a 1st Degree Black Belt in Isshogai Ryu Karate-Do and Co-Own Peace Keeper Martial Arts Academy with my husband. In the summer of 2005, I founded ArtistiKIDS! a visual arts program for Young & Talented children but at the close of 2005, my family relocated to Texas after hurricanes Katrina & Rita destroyed our home.
"I paint imaginative, 3-D composition portraits of Women of Color with
"Living Waters" as a prominent, recurring biblical metaphor representing spiritual
need, purification, & eternal life. The common theme is my work is women with
"Flowing Tresses" sculptured onto the canvas. The hair is emphasized because
I view it as "Crown & Glory" of women and in early African civilizations as well as
some communities today, black hairstyles indicate social status, tribe, family
background, be used as a source of empowerment and act as a conduit for spiritual
interaction to God. Other recurring images in my work are West African Adinkra
Symbols often linked with proverbs, so in my paintings they visually express particular
attitudes and convey more meaning than a single written word."
United States of America