Title

Untitled [Drawing & Design]

Faculty Advisor

Elliott Jones

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Graphic Design

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

My drive to create is the urgency to communicate a woman’s power in the world. My work portrays women being confident, sensual, and unapologetic. I have a drive to uplift young women who question their self-worth. My pieces are very ‘in your face’ because I want them to have presence and existence. The women I draw visually communicate to the viewers that they are here for a reason. Most of them look onward at the viewer so that the viewer has eye contact with the woman. They will see the woman’s story through her eyes. The stories vary and could show happiness, pain, confidence, love, or power. The inspiration behind my work is women’s self- confidence and its variations. The variations consist of each woman displaying a different confidence such as, sexy, powerful, and deep-rooted. The pieces that I have created with women in liquids such as milk and honey represent many things. Milk, for example symbolizes eternal life and fertility. The women are in control as they are doused in the liquid. All of the women I create look in control, which is something I want the viewer to connect with and understand that these women hold a strong presence. My inspiration for confident women comes from my own personal self-esteem. I create women that I aspire to be like and then reflect on what it is that I desire to become. I create mostly ethnic women to celebrate them. I like to celebrate ethnic women’s skin tones, hair textures, and features. I strive for viewers to notice the beauty, strength, and power of a melanin woman. I want my pieces to carry a memorable presence.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Start Date

3-2-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 12:30 PM

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Untitled [Drawing & Design]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Artist Statement

My drive to create is the urgency to communicate a woman’s power in the world. My work portrays women being confident, sensual, and unapologetic. I have a drive to uplift young women who question their self-worth. My pieces are very ‘in your face’ because I want them to have presence and existence. The women I draw visually communicate to the viewers that they are here for a reason. Most of them look onward at the viewer so that the viewer has eye contact with the woman. They will see the woman’s story through her eyes. The stories vary and could show happiness, pain, confidence, love, or power. The inspiration behind my work is women’s self- confidence and its variations. The variations consist of each woman displaying a different confidence such as, sexy, powerful, and deep-rooted. The pieces that I have created with women in liquids such as milk and honey represent many things. Milk, for example symbolizes eternal life and fertility. The women are in control as they are doused in the liquid. All of the women I create look in control, which is something I want the viewer to connect with and understand that these women hold a strong presence. My inspiration for confident women comes from my own personal self-esteem. I create women that I aspire to be like and then reflect on what it is that I desire to become. I create mostly ethnic women to celebrate them. I like to celebrate ethnic women’s skin tones, hair textures, and features. I strive for viewers to notice the beauty, strength, and power of a melanin woman. I want my pieces to carry a memorable presence.