Work. > Godspeed

Fruit of My Fruits
Fineliner Pen, Watercolor, and Collage on Paper
40" x 30"
2020
In Due Time
Fineliner Pen and Watercolor on Paper
40" x 30"
2019
The Thickets
Fineliner Pen, Watercolor, and Collage on Paper
32" x 26"
2020
UMI Says
Fineliner Pen and Watercolor on Paper
35" x 21"
2020
About Fifty-'leven Times
Fineliner Pen and Watercolor on Paper
27.5" x 19.5"
2020
Let Me Crash Here For a Moment
Fineliner Pen, Watercolor, and Marker on Paper
24" x 30"
2020
Sunkissed Child
Fineliner Pen, Watercolor, and Marker on Paper
14.25" x 10.5"
2020
I Just Wanna Be
Fineliner Pen on Paper
15.25" x 10.5"
2020
Rib of My Rib (Diptych)
Fineliner Pen and Watercolor on Paper
12.5" x 12.5" each
2020

Influenced by how quilts were used during the Underground Railroad to send hidden messages to the traveling slaves, the drawings in Godspeed document a journey of escapism for travelers in search of a better life, for themselves and the generations to come. Quilts are used as sign markers, shields, portals, and gateways to help secure safe passage towards an “Afrotopia.” Hip Hop music, African wax fabrics, and the quilts of Gee’s Bend give form and guidance to the figures and patterns, encompassing African American history, culture, and mysticism.