Activism, Performance, installation
Are you worried?
Not necessarily worried, just perturbed with the state of things right now. Really taken back by the hypocritical behaviors of those individuals who take a stance for pro-life, pro-blue, and so called constitutionalist, but never surprised.
Is your art currently changing?
I think more of my work ethic is changing. I have been blessed with time, an element of my everyday that I miss when I’m working at my 7am to whenever job. My work is expanding but it still operates under activism.
What are you working on right now?
A memorial that has broken into two separate bodies of work. (I’ve been documenting my process not ready to release pics yet)
How do you stay connected?
I host a daily virtual Sip and Paint on Tuesdays. I also received a grant for art supplies: the week after we (educators) were told school would not be open I sprung into action because I knew my students (from lower income areas surrounding Washington D.C.) would need supplies (I wanted them to have supplies) and I did a donors choose, got the funds, got the supplies, sorted the supplies by grade, and have been delivering art kits to the entire school body (789 students). I also continue virtual learning with my students.
Any advice for fellow AIRs?
I’d say continue to take this opportunity to continue the good work that we (artists) provide. I feel we too are essential because we have the ability to provide outlets for mental healing.
If there were no restrictions, what is your dream creative project?
An installation in a massive space, on a Kienholz level, but I only need one vehicle (a police van).
The Black Woman Aesthetic becomes a talk show on T.V. One or BET. I would start there although I would love for it to just be a conversation.
*Thanks Nikki, you're the best