Featured Work

A lens into my interdisciplinary art practice.
 
My studio practice is both interdisciplinary and conceptual, where the work
takes on diverse forms as a result of the contextual, the analytical, and the
historical underpinnings of the work. Primarily, I find my work dancing between
the realms of photography,mixed-media, new and interactive media, and installation.
 
Making Room
Making Room

From the Educational Landscape series

No Dogs
No Dogs

From the Educational Landscape Series

Yellow Bones
Yellow Bones

From the Educational Landscape Series

Making Room
Making Room

From the Educational Landscape series

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Educational Landscape series, 2014

 

The Educational Landscape series explores the ways in which educational institutions not only teach us about learning but also enlighten us about the ways of society, the presence of inequalities, and the hope for transformation. Educational institutions are often marked by their surroundings and their topographical landscapes frame student learning in different ways. Each image in the series speaks metaphorically to the ways in which institutions function, and to our own initiative as learners to gain knowledge and surrender.

Untitled (Unkempt #1)
Untitled (Unkempt #1)

Untitled (Unkempt #11)
Untitled (Unkempt #11)

Untitled (Unkempt #5)
Untitled (Unkempt #5)

Untitled (Unkempt #1)
Untitled (Unkempt #1)

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Unkempt, 2012-2013


In Blonde(d) Out, I used online interactive media published on popular beauty publication websites, which allows consumes to make "instant makeovers" of themeselves, to speak about mythical norms and complicated standards of beauty for African American women.

The Obsession, Hands in Hair
The Obsession, Hands in Hair

Video projection, 2013

The Obsession, Hands in Hair
The Obsession, Hands in Hair

Video projection, 2013

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The Obsession, Hands in Hair, 2012


In Blonde(d) Out, I used online interactive media published on popular beauty publication websites, which allows consumes to make "instant makeovers" of themeselves, to speak about mythical norms and complicated standards of beauty for African American women.

Blonde(d) Out
Blonde(d) Out

Installation of 8- 8x10 photographs. Works were created using online interactive media published on a popular beauty publications' website highlighted to help the consumer create their own "makeover." The work not only speaks to the ways in which interactive media becomes accessible to consumers. In a world where airbrushing photographs is the norm, technology has now allowed consumers to become image-makers who can either follow social norms or defy them.

Blonde(d) Out
Blonde(d) Out

Installation of 8- 8x10 photographs. Works were created using online interactive media published on a popular beauty publications' website highlighted to help the consumer create their own "makeover." The work not only speaks to the ways in which interactive media becomes accessible to consumers. In a world where airbrushing photographs is the norm, technology has now allowed consumers to become image-makers who can either follow social norms or defy them.

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Blonde(d) Out: The Marie Makeover, 2010-2012


In Blonde(d) Out, I used online interactive media published on popular beauty publication websites, which allows consumes to make "instant makeovers" of themeselves, to speak about mythical norms and complicated standards of beauty for African American women.

Nombre Diversity poster
Nombre Diversity poster

See, hear the sound of Holliston
See, hear the sound of Holliston

A interactive installation featuring photographs of the inside of Holliston High School and sound from interviews with Holliston students talking about their perceptions about diversity.

NombreDiversity installation
NombreDiversity installation

Nombre Diversity poster
Nombre Diversity poster

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Nombre Diversity: A collaborative project with artist Lauren Cross, 2010

 

In the site-specific work, Nombre Diversity, I was inspired by the stories and experiences of Holliston High School students, and aimed to explore the ways in which diversity is defined in educational environments.

 

Colored Essentials & People
Colored Essentials & People

Colored Essentials and People, You Tell Us in the Intersexions exhibition in the Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College.

People, You Tell Us!
People, You Tell Us!

Colored Essential issue
Colored Essential issue

8.5 x 11 printed media

Colored Essentials & People
Colored Essentials & People

Colored Essentials and People, You Tell Us in the Intersexions exhibition in the Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College.

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A Colored Magazine Frenzy, 2010


Colored Essentials and People You Tell Us! are from a series of works created while working in the publishing industry. I was fascinated by the ways in which magazines shape culture, particularly African American culture.

 

After doing extensive research on colorism and its implications within African American culture, I created these works as interventions into dominant and subjugate narratives.

Who Ami I? exhibition
Who Ami I? exhibition

Essence/February 2009 in the Who Am I? exhibition at Driveby Projects in Boston, MA.

Essence.Feb 2009_Vanilla Sky.jpg
Essence.Feb 2009_Vanilla Sky.jpg

Essence/February 2009 detail
Essence/February 2009 detail

Series of mixed-media drawings referencing women within the beauty spreads of African American publications.

Who Ami I? exhibition
Who Ami I? exhibition

Essence/February 2009 in the Who Am I? exhibition at Driveby Projects in Boston, MA.

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Colored Identity (Brown Bag Special series), 2008-2010

 

Series of mixed-media drawings and iterations on brown paper bags, referencing the "brown paper bag test, colorism, and beauty ideals within the African American community.

Bazille La negresse aux pivoines
Bazille La negresse aux pivoines

Delacroixz Mulatto Woman
Delacroixz Mulatto Woman

Bells The Octoroon
Bells The Octoroon

Bazille La negresse aux pivoines
Bazille La negresse aux pivoines

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Modeled in Art History series, 2009
Series inspired by classical art featuring
black women throughout history. The work addresses the complexity of black identities in early American art, which are largely based on appearance and what they mean within contemporary society.

 

 

Admirable Honors
Admirable Honors

I guess not
I guess not

Dancing Positions
Dancing Positions

Admirable Honors
Admirable Honors

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Text as Image/Word with Image, 2008-2009

 

Works using text as image and word with image.

Fishers of Men
Fishers of Men

Mixed-Media installation, variable dimensions, 2006

Fishers of Men
Fishers of Men

Mixed-Media installation, variable dimensions, 2006

Fishers of Men
Fishers of Men

Mixed-Media installation, variable dimensions, 2006

Fishers of Men
Fishers of Men

Mixed-Media installation, variable dimensions, 2006

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Fishers of Men, 2006