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6 degrees designs : circa 2008
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As a visual artist I am as fascinated with the materials and tools that make my works as much as I am with the image produced by these materials and utensils. Aesthetically pleasing to me as well as an integral part of my process, these items are familiar. With my current body of work I continue to push boundaries; comingling materials and techniques while exploring stories of powerful women of color including anonymous, invisible and rarely celebrated history makers.
My works are at times autobiographical - a blend of self exploration and visual observations. What I experience, desire and witness is communicated through a catalog of figures, symbols materials and subjects. My subjects are multilayered and so are my visual interpretations of them. By employing the ageless process of fresco and sgraffitto, paper cutting, found objects and encaustic with self developed techniques and experimentations of digital frescos, I fulfill my aesthetic appetite. These combinations and layers of materials continue to fuel my obsession for the 'hand made' and the many stratums of the African American female experience. I am a maker, interested in the psychological distance between the viewer and the artwork eagerly paying homage to the makers before me; story makers, homemakers, hand makers, peacemakers, printmakers and move-makers.
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"I am consumed with making things. I make - therefore I ART - moving my hands until something appears. I make things that resemble drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, installations and conversational pieces. " - Lovie Olivia