Integrating my passions, I earned a dual degree in Visual Arts/Design and Social Work. Over the years, I have been learning how to intertwine the all things I love.
Today, I fuse a variety of mediums—graphic design, textiles, painting, printmaking, and photography—and employ vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and bold typography. I am embracing and exploring the ways in which these elements hold a special purpose and create beautiful conversations. My passion lies in the process, and I am always digging deeper. I enjoy immersing myself in each step of the journey.
The turning point in my art came in 2013, with the passing of my grandmother, Ruby. Her admiration for beautiful quilts and patterns moved me to incorporate my past childhood love of sewing and fabric into my present endeavors. Embracing a different medium and revisiting my past creative freedom helped me establish a better sense of my identity. I began to grasp how to communicate effectively and express experiences and ideas on my own terms, rather than trying to fit into some traditional mold. I developed my artistic voice and came into my own.
I use art as a means to explore and manifest my awareness of self, black womanhood, the world around me, and all things sacred to me. By practicing vulnerability, self-love, and empathy—I hope to inspire the same in others.
I want to give viewers a sense of joy, healing, and a reminder of how to love—themselves and the world.
As my work evolves, it is becoming more conceptual, intimate, community-driven, and fearless. In pursuing the fields of art, design, and social work—my greatest passions—I have discovered how they intersect, the possibilities that they hold, and how to bring them together and unleash their power.