The intersections between race, gender, and other identities greatly inform my experience, politics, and artwork. My work deals with the nuances and inequities that come with my intersecting identities as a young black woman, while exploring and employing various formal disciplines.
Discourse surrounding systematic racism, mistreatment and oppression against black people is often— while productive and necessary— quite androcentric and tends to omit displays of sexist- informed racism against black women. I think it’s super important to foster discussions about these issues, and I do that best through my work.
We Made Cool, my latest body of work, examines notions of black femininity, strength and softness. Candy painted colors and natural motifs decorate portraits that explore black culture, consumption and experience.