"GLITCH" Ink on paper. "11x14" 2018
"GLITCH" Ink on paper. "11x14" 2018

COMPLEXION, explores the history of the Black magazine. The digitally archived then physically manipulated series confronts foundations and outcomes of colorism perpetuated within the history of media and throughout many cultures of color around the globe.  

"Woman as Muse" Ink on Paper 11"x 14" 2018
"Woman as Muse" Ink on Paper 11"x 14" 2018

At the inception of the American Dream, once introduced to people of color in the 1950’s, Black America was misrepresented as a whole by the imagery the magazine produced. Unlike today’s Jet Magazine filled with wealthy black celebrities of various skin tones, in the 1950’s they printed much fairer skinned women of color dawned with European inspired hairstyles and created a complex relationship between what was acceptable and the reality of Black America.

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"Right Angle"  Ink on Paper 11''x 14'' 2017
"Right Angle" Ink on Paper 11''x 14'' 2017

 

 

"Brown Skin Beauties" ink On Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Brown Skin Beauties" ink On Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Lightly" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Lightly" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Just Add White" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2017
"Just Add White" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2017
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"Herstory" 11" x 17" New Media on Canvas
"Herstory" 11" x 17" New Media on Canvas
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"GLITCH" Ink on paper. "11x14" 2018
"Woman as Muse" Ink on Paper 11"x 14" 2018
IMG_1760.JPG
"Right Angle"  Ink on Paper 11''x 14'' 2017
"Brown Skin Beauties" ink On Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Lightly" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Just Add White" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2017
IMG_1437.JPG
"Herstory" 11" x 17" New Media on Canvas
Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 9.52.35 AM.png
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Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 1.06.10 PM.png
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"GLITCH" Ink on paper. "11x14" 2018

COMPLEXION, explores the history of the Black magazine. The digitally archived then physically manipulated series confronts foundations and outcomes of colorism perpetuated within the history of media and throughout many cultures of color around the globe.  

"Woman as Muse" Ink on Paper 11"x 14" 2018

At the inception of the American Dream, once introduced to people of color in the 1950’s, Black America was misrepresented as a whole by the imagery the magazine produced. Unlike today’s Jet Magazine filled with wealthy black celebrities of various skin tones, in the 1950’s they printed much fairer skinned women of color dawned with European inspired hairstyles and created a complex relationship between what was acceptable and the reality of Black America.

"Right Angle" Ink on Paper 11''x 14'' 2017

 

 

"Brown Skin Beauties" ink On Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Lightly" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2018
"Just Add White" Ink on Paper 11" x 14" 2017
"Herstory" 11" x 17" New Media on Canvas
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