My mixed-media musings…
Those who know me well, know that I make art as a coping mechanism. I always have. These last few days/months/years have been traumatic for Black Americans, to say the very least, and even more so for Black women. Many of us suffer from deep depression, anger, and often, overwhelming feelings hopelessness. These feelings and their violent … Continue reading Art is Good Medicine
Watercolor on paper. Enjoy.
It’s too damn hot here in Los Angeles, imagining Fall. First day of Autumn. Torn pages. Stretch Canvas. Paint. Enjoy.
Acrylic on Stretch Canvas. Painted for my parent’s Equestrian Center (December 2011). Enjoy.
Watercolor and salt on paper. Enjoy.
I completed this book cover for a dear Professor and Mentor of mine at CU, Boulder (Dr. Reiland Rabaka). I look forward to doing more cover art in the future for other brilliant scholars, artists, and intellectual friends and family! 🙂 SSW
I sift dirt prayers through the same hands that cannot contain water…
Small painting from the spring (20013). Forgot I had a blog…
The coldness has been fierce this winter. And although I have not experienced any bitter chill here in Southern California… I know a lot of my midwest/east coast friends and family have been suffering! In this post I wanted to acknowledge your pain and send some summer heat your way. This past year, as followers … Continue reading Summer Time Feeling
ASE Commons Book Panel for Shana L. Redmond‘s brilliant new book ANTHEM: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora Jan. 23, 2014
Throwback to a college photo book project with these beauties. Spring 2010. *Some images are missing from the collection due to the lack of formal permissions from some of the participants. If you would like to be featured on this blog or would like your images to be removed from this post, please just communicate … Continue reading Labor of Love 2010
Jalousie (Jan. 2014) Quals Series
Qualsing [verb] – the process of studying for “quals” or qualifying examinations -Dayna Chatman
Untitled (the cool), 2008 Black and White Silver Gelatin Print College Archive
Love Letter (tryptic) Mixed Media Photo Paint Collage on Canvas + Audio College Archive 2009
Happy Friday Folks! These are images I took several months ago for a stop motion project on self-care and meditative healing. The project experienced a stall as I raced toward my Qualifying exams at the end of July/beginning of August. I hope to pick it back up once I get around this prospectus defense and once … Continue reading Work in Progress
Today I curled up in a ball and laid on the ground in various public spaces across USC’s main campus. Why you may ask… because I was tired and in my feelings. But also because I am one of only a handful of black students who are pursuing their Ph.D. at USC– one of approximately 1,640 … Continue reading In My Feelings and Out in Public