Tributary

Tributary

I experienced a severe ongoing artist block for years, managing only to create a few pieces that emerged with much internal struggle. My dear friend, JD, who was also an artist, wanted to help me push past my block. He continued to push me and find ways to inspire me....
Break Into Light

Break Into Light

Medium: Watercolor on paper When Black representation is included in the arts, it is often required to fit into a certain paradigm that feels “safe” to the majority culture. Break Into Light intends to reflect the tension of Black artists and storytellers living into...
Many Strands

Many Strands

Medium: Pencil on paper I journeyed with a handful of faith leaders local to Grand Rapids over a period of two years, through a practice of theological reflection on issues of social justice. Most often we returned to the topics of race and antiracism, intent on...
Overflow

Overflow

Medium: Pencil on paper A vision of blessing and abundance streaming from heaven’s storehouse. Giclée prints available for purchase via ArtXchangeGR.
Strife

Strife

Medium: Pencil on paper After leading an intentional group discussion on injustice of the United States’ justice system and that system’s abuse of Black bodies, I found myself physically and emotionally drained. This piece emerged, where words failed me. It is order...