JULY 7–AUGUST 17, 2016

When black women create, are we God?

Experience a wide breadth of creative sacredness
7July to 17 August 2016

Opening reception: 7 July from 6:30 -10:00PM
SOMArts Gallery

934 Brannan St

San Francisco, California 94103

Join us at SOMArts to experience the creative brilliance as more than 60 intergenerational women artists of African ancestry answer this question. TBWIG is an exhibition and it is a movement that explores the intersection of race and gender, spirituality and nature, multifaceted inequities and patriarchal notions that devalue our existence and our contributions at the table of humanity.

The body of my work is about the specificity of black women within the universality of humanity. It speaks of being black and woman –one of the most maligned and denigrated intersections of modern times-- yet in my lens of perception, we are the mothers and the life forces of humanity, with greatness awaiting our recognition of holiness. My paintings speak to the internal landscapes of dancing in the fields of endless creative possibilities.

Universal Specificity

Peace Be Still

Spirit Dancer

Heart Visions

An art book about healing
and leading.

Order your copy of long anticipated book: Heart Visions, 175 pages with 66 full color paintings, poetry and stories regarding art and the development of consciousness.

A visual and poetic presentation

Heart Visions is a beautiful and evocative book of visual and poetic images. The body of work delights the aesthetics, stimulates the intellect and invites the heart to step into heightened visions of creative and spiritual potency. The book enlightens and saddens. It offers hope and encourages actions toward an egalitarianism that includes the honoring of humans, nature and the environment. The book traverses paths from early consciousness of creativity and indivisibility with nature through tribulations of grief and loss to notions of hope and tenderness. It guides the reader on a journey from the wellspring of author’s creativity, to the birthplace of my spiritual and socio-political consciousness expressed through more than sixty poetically annotated paintings. The book is a must read for those interested in art and the development of consciousness.

The arts can heal and lead. I just put the last ink on my book about art and socio-spiritual and socio-political consciousness. If all practitioners of the arts raised pens and brushes, voices and vibrations in service of healing the insults to sacredness, illumining indivisibilities of life and struggling against the debaucheries of greed and presumed superiority, we could turn around the madnesses that abound in today’s world.

A beautiful and evocative book of visual and poetic images

Creating this book was an attempt to chronicalize my artistic journey from a heeding of internal calls towards an expansiveness of consciousness and commitment. Viewed are some sixty annotated images arranged in thematic categories of awakening, to journeying with and embracing of life. It is my hope that my work delights the senses and inspires the soul.