Acrylic, Resin, Broken Glass, Broken Mirror
Oct 2021
24″ x 24″ x 2″

“Your beauty will be in shades of Melanin and Light”

I love black people. I love the way melanated skin absorbs sunlight and has an ever so slight glow afterwards. I love the way dark skin glistens and radiates light when misted with sweat or is caressed with a slight sheen of coconut oil.

I love color. Not quiet, subtle, muted colors; but bright, bold, loud, colors that scream!

I love light. From the subtle changes in sunlight from season to season, to the glittering sparkles of light dancing across water like broken glass.

I love light.

But I also love the night life. The dark, the music, the energy, the excitement. There’s an air of mystery and unknown possibilities.

So the question became, how do i combine these things in a way that is authentically me? Each work is an exploration of black faces with the context of skin color removed.

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