108 Death Masks is a large scale sculptural installation centered on the living experience of shared wound.
The faces themselves are children, elders, mothers, fathers, sick, healthy, broken, half formed, deformed, and beaten, each face reminding us of our own mortality, humanity and fragility. Each of the 108 life-size ceramic faces in this installation came to the artist in a state of prayer, remembrance and ancestral honoring. Drawing upon deeply rooted African-American and Assyrian-Iranian heritage, the artist entered into a kind of communion with 108 of her own unknown, unnamed ancestral spirits. Read More
A Tribute to my Mother: a Treatise on Language, Sex, Resistance, Unity and the power of the Sacred, is my direct response to the current climate and the unbreakable power of the feminine Read More
"[Two African American boys, full-length portrait facing front]", is the first in a series of works entitled: Archival Portraiture: The Reclamation of the Black American Image. Sourcing from the earliest know photographic images of African American people in the United States, these paintings seek to reclaim the black image from the archives of American history. By creating full scale oil paintings of unknown, unnamed and often enslaved African Americans in the manner of a presidential portrait, these archival images and the people that inhabit them take on a new life, one of long deserved dignity, honor and respect. Read More
…Working in layers and layers of oil paint, dry pigments, ink, gesso and waxes, the surface builds, cracking and breaking apart, flowing along small veins and rivers, building a landscape that is as endless as the black souls that will inhabit the painting…. Read More