Artist Statement

As an interdisciplinary artist, my work invites a conversation of erased histories and the ways

in which they are preserved and reproduced. Working specifically within the African diaspora, I

explore how these histories survive through social codes, language, fashion, music, dance and art. Through

themes of spirituality, sisterhood, motherhood, bonding rituals and transformation, I conceptualize safe

spaces. Safe spaces are a necessary strategy for passing on intergenerational imagery

and narratives for a people whose histories are consistently erased, misrepresented and misinterpreted. I am

concerned with the preservation of histories specifically within the production of cultural hegemony, where

they are both subjugated and co-opted by white supremacy. My work is structured through

personal experience, historical research, and oral traditions, with a focus on black female subjectivity.