al-artistatsmithcenter

My creative expression is a melange of art and words inspired by my yoga, mindfulness meditation, spiritual, Reiki healing touch, and green living practices. It is also inspired by my U Street neighborhood, nature, holistic health studies, world travel experiences, ancestral legacy (African, Native American, and European), creativity coaching services, and artist residency at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.

Several of my paintings decorate the covers of my books and VIDA scarf designs. Also, my drawings of Cuban Santeria, Ghanaian Adinkra, and Haitian Vodun symbols are included in my books.

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Since 1995, my mixed media collages, wire sculptures, and paintings have been exhibited in the Washington DC metropolitan area, New York City, North Carolina, and Kentucky.  My artwork was featured in Heart and Soul Magazine in 2001. In 2002, I created and donated Our Womanist Spirit and I am my sista’s keeper wire sculpture collections to the Women’s Collective, a direct services organization that serves women living with HIV/AIDS.  My concern for people living with HIV/AIDS motivated me to create Ask The Troubadours Who Have Come From Those Who Have Loved, a wire sculpture collection dedicated to African Americans and World AIDS Day.  The collection was donated to Howard University Hospital in 2003.

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From 2001 to 2018, I served as an artist-in-residence for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts at Howard University Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Currently, I am working on the #ThrivingMindfully collection which includes wire sculptures, collages, and paintings.

Read my Artist CV and Statement.

Click here to see photos of my artwork on Flickr.

Photo Credit: Leigh Mosley

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