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24x18, $875. 2020 Mixed Media Painting "Deep Roots, Heavy Load" is about what is passed down through family, Standing on the shoulders of those that came before her. Self awareness, sense of pride, building a better life for oneself. This mixed media painting illustrates what is inherited and what is learned. The chalkboard background is the traditional education we receive. She takes pride in her heritage and uses education to unlock doors to achieve greatness. She wears the crown to show she is worthy of respect. The wide eye on the left is awareness, the right references humility. On the right is a photo of an African mask, trade beads and an elder’s raised fist. Her ancestor’s are always with her.
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