My visual art is a form of storytelling. I began five years ago as a means of emotional release and an exploration into new unpressured ways to create something just for the joy of it. Here are a few examples of my artistry.
Magnificence: Harriet Tubman Davis The Moment I Realized This Would Be My Life... or Not
Can't Shut Us Up, Walking In Wisdom Can't Shut Us Down Staff
Select Art Descriptions AMURDICA 1619-2017, (purchased in 2019) was born of an overwhelming fury in response to Philando Castile's murderer ending in police acquittal, and all of the lives taken without legal consequences.
CAN'T SHUT US UP, CAN'T SHUT US DOWN, was triggered by the image of an enslaved woman forced to wear a metal mask over her mouth, and the determination in her eyes countering her circumstance. I felt the passage of her DNA filtering into subsequent generations of women whose conscious and unconscious connection to our African ancestry is the link that allows us to continuously assert our power and affect change.
MIDDLE PASSAGE: SWIMMING WITH THE ANCESTORS, made itself. I usually create collages and assemblages. I ventured into new territory with this abstract mixed media painting. Feelings took over because they were so strong, and connected to my, and all African descended ancestors. Inspiration guided the paint, and layers of colors, and glitter and various pastes and mediums that became ancestors swimming, single heads bobbing, in groups, others with synchronized strokes, some-backstroking, and some others confused.
MAGNIFICENCE, HARRIET TUBMAN DAVIS, was created when I was invited to participate in a art show featuring dresses. I didn't have a dress idea at all and then Harriet sowed up wanting her beauty in the world in all realms of being, from elegance, to power, to incredible effectiveness. She was awarded an Honorable Mention Gold Ribbon from the New Mexico State Fair competition in 2019.
WALKING WITH WISDOM STAFF, is an interactive staff representing consciously carrying our inner and outer wisdom at the forefront of our being for safe travels to and through destinations known and unknown. Every item on it has meaning. You can add your own items and embellishments.
Visual Artist Organization Memberships Beyond The Brush New Mexico African American Artists Guild
Compass Roses: Maps by Artists is a national public art project engaging visual, literary, and performing artists to create maps of their communities. The City of Albuquerque Public Art Program commissioned local artists to create maps of the region. Maps become a part of the City's permanent public art collection. Onlinehttps://compassroses.art/albuquerque-nm/#meadows
New Mexico African American Resilience Committee (NMAARC)- RESILIENCE an exhibition exploring the African Diasporic Experience March 2021-Febuary 2022 online at nmaarc.com Placitas Library Art Gallery, Off the Wall, also online November 6,2020 - January 6, 2021 Placitas Library Art Gallery, Reaching Back/Looking Forward, now an online exhibit, May 2-26, 2020
Pop-Up Art Exhibit, and Historical Installation, Black History Month Event in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque Office of Equity and Inclusion, the New Mexico African American Resilience Committee (NMAARC) February 29, 2020
New Mexico Humanities Council Gallery Exhibit, Pan African Gallery Experience Oct 7-Dec 27, 2019 Included Panel Discussion: Artistic Expression Throughout the African Diaspora, November 14, 2019 and Kwanzaa Workshop make and take Kinara (candelabra) December 14, 2019
New Mexico State Fair, African American Pavilion, Honorable Mention Ribbon Award , 2019 Magnificence, Harriet Tubman Davis New Mexico Humanities Council Gallery Exhibit, Matters of the Heart, Feb-April 2018, Amurdica Purchased Loma Colorado Gallery, February Art and Music: Black History Month Exhibit, February 2-28, 2018 Jemez Fine Art Gallery, Jemez Springs, New Mexico, Beyond the Brush Group Exhibit 2017 Placitas Library Art Gallery, Collage Like Picasso Exhibit 2016