Gratitude is all I feel. I’m beyond grateful to have seen my art finally placed on a wall. The team was amazing. The energy was amazing. The club Bunda Lounge was so accommodating that they even played “Amethyst List” prior to the DJ’s set.
It was an empowering experience for my art to fulfill my first show!
I’ve done two paintings inspired by the great Michael Jackson. First one was smaller and just a capture from the music video “In the Closet”.
But I have this undying connection to being royal and an obsession with renaissance art. I had visions of MJ being a monument in that order. So I had found an incredible reference photo that matched my vision.
After that I took on this 1 week project and challenged myself to be meticulous to details and not rush this masterpiece. For that I’m grateful.
I’m being blessed with a grand opportunity! To showcase a few pieces. I’m excited.
Make sure you get your tickets on eventbrite
‘Heir, The Artshow’
I bounce between Black Art & Native Art often in my styles. I strongly believe my ancestors use me as a conduit to express.
So these two pieces are a reflection of that very notion. I had a dry sprout started by a gallery I attended in hopes to get my work out there but it was just nothing I envisioned. So obviously traveling so far can leave you a little flustered; until I realized the image of the owl followed me all day long.
I was also overcome by emotions of stagnancy and that’s what brought along the rain. Rainy days are beautiful because it’s inevitable the grass is greener the next day.
Inspired by the beautiful duet Zhané from the 90s. Referenced from the music video “Sending My Love”
These beauties were featured at “Queendom” an event held by Black Women Bridging Borders at York University. They were sold by the end of the night!!!