Canvas, Oil, Acrylic
31,50 x 31,50 in
80,0 x 80,0 cm
My Project introduces beautiful, confident and independent women. Ideally, that's how we wish to see our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, neighbours. In the USA, slavery was abolished over 150 years ago, and yet the human brain firmly keeps a century-old image – women, and black women in particular, will endure harassment and tolerate bullying, their main attributes remain dependency and vulnerability.
My life experience proves the point. You work hard and strive to do your best but more often than not people tend to hurt your feelings for the only apparent reason - you are a female and a black woman. It will never dawn on them that each of us in our own right is a unique universe.
Naturally, there are and will be differences between us - some people are luckier than the others, however diversity is a virtue, it is an advantage rather than a disadvantage since it brightens up our lives and gives us confidence and self-belief.
Pure: That moment when you're surrounded by pure, raw ,unmodified feeling of happiness, that is growing from the inside out, nothing and no one can change it.