For years I’ve suggested Reesee Ziggazagga to people based on seeing her photography alone. I started modelling at 14 and she’s been the biggest photographer to me since then. I quit modelling at 19 and lost my personal definition of success.
Since then I had magical babies who look like me (yay) but I was dead on confidence until age 24. My body changed drastically and I wasn’t surrounded by the best of people to support my new beauty as a woman that carried life with proof. Now at 26 I found the woman I am and I’m ready for the gifts of life👏🏼👏🏼
Now if you ask me what do I think success is? This.
Women empowering women. Enabling eachother to be better through their craft. Setting in stone the winning moments.
Very grateful for the entire team of women that created this magic with me.
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 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.
He’s focused on the goal ahead & she’s looking at him.
This piece was created in 2 days & was an invigorating free hand study. My reference for the male was Metro Boomin of course. The album I had bumping was THEY. It was just a positive feeling to manifest this particular vision.
I’m in a daze when I think of this creation. Understand me when I say I challenge myself with this art adventure. I’m self taught so a lot comes about as what images make sense in my mind to emulate. Basically all deriving from memory rather than references. I didn’t think I could articulate eyes with my paintbrush but I gave it my all. Can’t wait to further the progression.