Addendum is a series of iconic household objects that contain quotes from highly visible artists. These objects primarily represented women's role and value in society, based on an associated era--as spouse, mother, and caretaker. The slow progress juxtaposes the progressive words, broadening our concept of what it means to be equal and the process to achieve equality. The intention of this project is to instigate a conversation around the difficulties of unlearning deep-rooted societal discrimination. With the use of deliberate and weighted quotes written on these iconic objects, there is an addendum of past strength and continued growth. By re-purposing powerful iconic objects of the past with powerful word of the current future, this body of work demonstrates a continuous need to question ourselves and deepen our understanding of inequality.
The collection of white monochromatic work is to be displayed on podiums in vitrines and also be free standings.
P70 is a site specific art installation. The piece is constructed out of aluminum squares, woven together with wire twin. The mosaic of images were each printed with a high saturated level to coincide with the vivid colors that were seen at the high noon daytime hour.
The piece represents movement and intrigue and by it's nature the tiles can be stirred by the slightest of movement including the heat vent adjacent to where it hangs now.
Looming Clouds was constructed out of solid wood panels, photography and epoxy resin coating.
The photograph was taken from a childhood location on the Eastern Shore. While back spending time with my grandmother, I was continually astonished by the presence of these beautiful clouds.
Black & White Clouds
Duo Tone Pink & Green
This image is from a series of photographs I took while I was taking care of my grandmother who I spent every summer with growing up. It was during a time when I was loosing her and I couldn't figure out which way was up.
The clouds gave me peace and serenity during a time that was uncertain.
This piece capitalizes on a drenched Mint Plaza. By using a large photographic print and placing at an angel, a textured piece of acrylic, it brings to life the feeling of looking through a wet and rainy window.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
This project was part of a larger group show based on one question, "What is the Future of Soul?" Our focus was based around the food deserts of West Oakland.
I photographically covered the areas in West Oakland having community gardens, agricultural programs and visiting inspired leaders that are providing community access, education and tools to a healthier way of life.
I then designed and constructed a sculpture piece of 20 box on a rotating 5 piece structure that would engage an audience of all ages. By having to turn and uncover a multi-sided piece the object was to stir curiosity.
One side showed the many portraits of the gardens, kids, leaders and volunteers of the programs. A photoethnography tale of what it looks like when the community gets involved and motivates around health. Another side had a black and white mosaic map of the area we covered in Oakland. The third side displayed quotes that were words of inspiration and the cornerstone for the work to be done. The last side was a white board in which viewers could write what ever they experience with the piece or in relaitonship to food and how it's power to nourish the soul is powerful.
A collaboration with Forest City to show context of community, culture and use of space.
China town in San Francisco is an amazing place filled with characters and intrigue. Just spend a day watching the produce and poultry arrive by the truck fulls. It brings everyone out of there apartment to co-exist in such a harmonious way, it often makes me suspect of the way we westerners live our lives.