Be sure to read my post about chi wara, titled Art & Art History - Representing the Spirit of Chi Wara on the home page.
Learning about African art can be a new and exciting adventure. This week I'm talking about the beautiful wooden antelope sculptures that really aren't sculptures at all. These wooden antelope figures are ritual objects used during harvest time by the Bambara people in Mali.
Latinx, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a gender-inclusive term used by people “of Latin American descent who do not identify as being of the male or female gender or who simply don’t want to be identified by gender.”
Her current project, The School of the Dead, is a program for the decolonization of death and grief through the radical inquiry of aesthetic and social practices that mediate the boundary between the living and the dead.
She leads workshops and lectures nationally. Recent bay area talks and performances include The School of the Dead at CTRL+SHIFT Artists Collective; You’re Going to Die’s When They Died; IDEO’s Reimagine End of Life; Disclose Silence: We See Violence; Dead Black at Nook Gallery.
I am an Oakland based visual artist, focusing in watercolor and acrylic painting. I am also an aspiring digital photographer and ukulele player. I was born in Europe, raised in Louisiana, and shaped by the places I've called home since, including Alabama, Mississippi, New Zealand, California, and the Fiji Islands. I earned my Bachelor degree in Studio Art and Geography from the University of Alabama in 2010. My work is inspired by my activism and my belief that all living beings deserve the right to live, love and be free. I use color and organic shapes to explore these ideas and relationships within overlapping cultures.