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Word to bird (2023)
Word to bird (2023)

Narrative: Let me whisper in your ear, little bird. Carry my words on your wings to the lands where I belong. Tell them I want to come home so my children can know freedom. On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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Voduniste (2023)
Voduniste (2023)

Soft pastel on handmade paper, 24x24". On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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A woman's worth
A woman's worth

2023. Soft pastels on 30x40" handmade sanded paper. AVAILABLE On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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He wept because she could no longer
He wept because she could no longer

2023. Soft pastels on 27x40" handmade sanded paper. AVAILABLE

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How long I'm spose' to wait?
How long I'm spose' to wait?

2023. Soft pastels on 27x40" handmade sanded paper. AVAILABLE

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The ritual
The ritual

2022. Soft pastels on 27x40" Ampersand paper. AVAILABLE

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Sir Cool Ras (2023)
Sir Cool Ras (2023)

2023. Oils on 24x30" Masonite. AVAILABLE Narrative: He entered the room and silence fell. Everyone straightened their backs and clinched their jaws in efforts to appear larger, more manly. His presence demanded their attention. It demanded respect. And they submitted to him before he spoke a single word. On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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Sir Chesaré
Sir Chesaré

2022. Oils, silver gilding, and plaster on 24x30" Masonite. AVAILABLE Narrative:He entered the room and silence fell. Everyone straightened their backs and clinched their jaws in efforts to appear larger, more manly. His presence demanded their attention. It demanded respect. And they submitted to him before he spoke a single word. On display at the Museum of Fine Arts- Houston, Glassell School, for “Citywide African American Art Exhibition 2022.” December 10 through February 5, 2023.

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Sir John
Sir John

2021. Oils and plaster on 30”x24" hardboard. AVAILABLE Narrative: He entered the room and silence fell. Everyone straightened their backs and clinched their jaws in efforts to appear larger, more manly. His presence demanded their attention. It demanded respect. And they submitted to him before he spoke a single word. On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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Stolen fruit (2021)
Stolen fruit (2021)

Oils, plaster, and gold leaf on 24x48" stretched canvas. AVAILABLE This piece gives a node to Black worth in the Renaissance period in a contemporary fashion that highlights current cultural trends like hair and dress. It also gives a node to the tragic story behind Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit“ and the plot to imprison her and how today’s racial climate bares little difference from then. On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture 2/04 - 04/01/23.

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Orange couch
Orange couch

2022 January. Soft pastels on 24”x36" pastel board. Framed. AVAILABLE Heaven is in between the legs of a Black woman. She is seduction. She is euphoria. She is god. On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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Sultan from Agadez
Sultan from Agadez

2021. Soft pastel on 24”x18” hardboard. Framed. AVAILABLE Narrative: He ruled his flock of devotees with the fist of a god. Shrouded in the richest red fabrics from head to toe, his travels took him from the green mountains of Mali to the dune fields deep in the Sahara. Met with chants, bows, fruits, and fabrics, his authority was unchallenged. Who had not heard the tales of the Red Sultan of Agadez? Who had been favored enough to gaze upon his bronze face? Surely, they were God's chosen.

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The wire wrapper
The wire wrapper

2021. Charcoal, soft pastel, marker on 24”x19” Bristol. Framed. Narrative:I once knew a man who could take a few rough stones and some wire and make you an adornment that was fit for royalty. His hands were dark and worn from years of his craft. His head was always wrapped in linens from the northern shores of Africa. He shrouded his body in mud-cloth and silk. He whispered affirmations as he hammered and toiled. If you ever see him, give him my love.

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Follow you home
Follow you home

2021. 24x36” Oils on stretched canvas. AVAILABL Quarantine during the pandemic served as an opportunity for me to trace my lineage. Like most African Americans, family origins become fuzzy after tracing back five or six generations. “Follow you home “ is a part of the series, “Flights of antiquity,” which explores self-discovery and confusion often felt by people of lost lineage. From southern rural-Texas life to the shores of West Africa, this series depicts good and bad nostalgic narratives.

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I'll show you the way
I'll show you the way

2021. Oils on 30”x30” birchwood. AVAILABLE Narrative:The ancestors always return for their children. When separated from his tribe, language, and name he was tossed around the world and forced to adapt, making a way all while longing to return to the lands of his people. Great ancestor, show him the way. Direct him to liberation. Cover him on his journey home, whether physical or spiritual, so that he may never be lost again. Show him the way. Reproductions available ↓here↓

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Can you show me the way (2023)
Can you show me the way (2023)

Oils on birchwood panel, 30x30" On display at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for Afi's solo exhibit, “Flights from Antiquity.” February 4 through April 1, 2023.

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Tignon
Tignon

2021. Charcoal, soft pastel, & oil paint on 19”x27” paper. AVAILABLE A tignon is an 18th century headdress with origins in Louisiana, the Spanish Colonial Gulf, the Caribbean, and West Africa, mandated for racial and class profiling, to prevent free and enslaved women of African descent of adorning themselves and their hair. Tignon laws were enacted in 1789 to prevent colored women for fear of them seducing white men. In essence, the edict was an attempted ban on Black autonomy. Prints here↓

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L'amour d'une mère (A mother's love)
L'amour d'une mère (A mother's love)

2017. Oils on 18x24" stretched canvas. AVAILABLE

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Man-child in the motherland
Man-child in the motherland

2019. Oils on 24”x24” round wooden panel. AVAILABLE This piece was meant to depict how ugly and beauty can co-exist in the same space and time. More politically-driven, I created this piece because of my love for my beautiful homeland yet my disdain for our war-torn villages. The destruction of these wars scar our children so deep and jade them before they have an opportunity to really see and appreciate the beauty that does exist around them.

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Moses
Moses

2017. Oils on 20”x24” oval stretched canvas. AVAILABLE

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Inner Peace
Inner Peace

2021 December. Soft pastel on 24”x18” hardboard. Framed. Narrative:Moorish people from across north Africa have been depicted in European art since Medieval times but most works place them in servitude, hidden within the shadows, or with exaggerated features meant to look unflattering. Black people were not afterthoughts to be thrown into the corner of a painting. We were and are worthy of being the focus. The color yellow is used in excess in the veil and background, melting as one.

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