13″ x 36″ (Horizontal)
My art quilts are created by fibercation techniques of mixed-media collage and stitching. I dream and conceptualize shapes and forms is a part of my inspiration and my design process.
I sketch nearly every day. I revisit my sketches and visualize the mood, color and shape of things to come.
It is a meditative process. My sketch books and mood boards that I create are the documentation of my artistic journey. My art includes, mixed textiles, appliqué, draping, leather, suede, decorative trims, stones, brass hardware, French bias-edged, bead work and 3-D sculptural attributes. I use dye work with rich vibrant colors and layering to depict the rhythm and flow of the artwork.
13″ x 36″ (Horizontal)
45” x 36”
The heart and its functions operate to create the essence of a life force. The heartbeat is the pulse of that life force. The heartbeat controls the rhythms or our lives; with each beat and vibration the body is sustained. Through the heart we feel emotion, pain, elation, passion and love. The swirl designs in the quilt are represented through textures depicted in the chambers of the heart.
24″ x 36″
100″ x 80″
The quilt depicts two slaves, male and female, during their arduous travel towards freedom. This story is told through rich textures, textiles and leathers. Several important concepts are represented in the quilt panels, including traditional symbols of the Underground Railroad such as the Candle, the North Star and the Quilts. The candle represents the beacon of hope that guides the traveler towards a safe house while on the run. The North Star is depicted as a quilt pattern. The female slave is wearing a quilt. Undulating rivers and swirling paths represent the uncertainty and the rigorous travel.
85″ x 52″
85″ x 52″
Totem Installation: mixed-media, multilayered assemblage of fabrics, including hand painted, printed, collaged, stitched and 3-D sculpted details, on a wooden frame.
Size: 88 x 35 x 12 ½ in.
Includes: Dyed and hand painted fabric wall art.
Visitors were invited to respond to how they felt about Freedom, by dropping a note in the baskets.
This artwork celebrates the resilient and creative spirit of our ancestors.400 years ago the first documented group of Africans landed in a strange place called America. They had been captured from their homeland, cut off from families and friends. They had nothing. All that was familiar was gone. It would be a long and bitter hard journey ahead. From slavery thru emancipation, reconstruction, civil rights and the present day, Black Lives Matter movement. I am so proud of my ancestors, because against all odds they persevered. African Americans have contributed astonishing accomplishments in America and across the globe. My ancestor’s heroic achievements will inspire future generations of creativity and imagination. This artwork was a part of an exhibition titled, Journey to Freedom. After reviewing this artwork, viewers were invited to write responses to the question,” What does Freedom mean to you”, and to place their response in a vessel on the platform.
80″ x 65″
36″ x 36″
42″ x 50″
This artwork was inspired by the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, which was ratified in 1948. The Declaration represents the first global expression of rights to which all human being are entitled. The Declaration has 30 articles, my quilt design was motivated by article 28. Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration can be fully realized”. The visual imagery in the art represents a free spirit and celebrates the unending possibilities of the power of creativity. We are all human and have equal rights. We were born to dwell on this planet together and to contribute our talents and gifts to mankind in our unique ways.
58” x 45″
34″ x 40″
65″ x 48″
60” x 41”
70″ x 60″
67” x 51”
70″ x 102″
Amazing Grace symbolizes the ultimate sacrifice of love that God poured out for us. Grace represents the spiritual presence in our lives, amidst all circumstances; when we are at our highest points, in the valley of despair or stressed out in the day-to-day routine of living; but somehow through a higher power receive mercy, healing and love by faith.