Descendants 2017, Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

This work is inspired by Kenyan grave markers. Through this work, I honor the history of our ancestors.

Head Detail: Descendants 2017 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

This head detail of Descendants, rough textured surface is crafted to ward away evil spirits

Body Detail: Descendants 2017 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

In addition to warding away bad spirits the body of these sculpture is covered with cut tree branches.

 
Base Detail: Descendants 2017 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation    The use of wood in African Art is widely used. I am most interested in its power and spirit.

Base Detail: Descendants 2017 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

The use of wood in African Art is widely used. I am most interested in its power and spirit.

 
Ascension 2014 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation    This work is inspired by the Congo, Nkisi Nkondi. This work is created to honor the ancestors and protect the history and culture.

Ascension 2014 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

This work is inspired by the Congo, Nkisi Nkondi. This work is created to honor the ancestors and protect the history and culture.

 

Journey to Self 2008 - 10 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

This work recognizes the journey from Africa to America and contributions made by both known and unknown African-American.

 
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This figure inspired by the African, Giryama grave marker, visually documents the life and history of African-American abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman.

Head Detail Ascension 2014 Mixed Media Installation    The head of this Sculpture represents knowledge and the keeper of history and culture.

Head Detail Ascension 2014 Mixed Media Installation

The head of this Sculpture represents knowledge and the keeper of history and culture.

 

Head Detail Journey to Self Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American folklorist and writer associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

 
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This figure inspired by the African, Giryama grave marker, visually documents the life and history of my great-grandfather born into slavery in Georgia in 1859.

Body Detail Ascension 2014 Mixed Media Installation    Like the Nkisi Nkondi, this sculptures surface is embedded to represent divine protection.

Body Detail Ascension 2014 Mixed Media Installation

Like the Nkisi Nkondi, this sculptures surface is embedded to represent divine protection.

 

Body Detail Journey to Self Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

The random stitches and obscured printed spirited text are protective

 
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This figure inspired by the African, Giryama grave marker, visually documents the life and history of my Mother.

Above the Horizon 2015 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation    This public installation was installed to talk about contributions made by African-American to Columbia, South Carolina.

Above the Horizon 2015 Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

This public installation was installed to talk about contributions made by African-American to Columbia, South Carolina.

 
Body Detail Journey to Self Mixed Media Sculpture Installation    As the base, this African Adinkra symbol meaning, wisdom and creativity, represents the beginning of the journey from Africa.

Body Detail Journey to Self Mixed Media Sculpture Installation

As the base, this African Adinkra symbol meaning, wisdom and creativity, represents the beginning of the journey from Africa.

 
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This figure inspired by the African, Giryama grave marker, visually documents the life and history of unknown black people in America and their contributions to this country.