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Artist Statement

Borrowing from Jonathan Swifts, “Gulliver’s Travels”, I chronicled my journey through the Caribbean and West Africa in a series of drawings entitled, "The Capture". These mix media pieces, textual mélanges of ink, oil, graphite and charcoal, depict voluptuous female figures amid a strange world of decay and destruction.

"The Capture" is the initial phase to constructing a non-typical black female heroine persona. By delving into the subconscious mind of a fictitious black heroine and the ephemeral quality of her thoughts and experiences. "The Capture" is an attempt to structure a new mythology that explores black female sexuality and sensuality.