This is a pastel painting. The painting is matted. The size is 31x16 inches.
The signature piece in the series "The Rites of Passage" it symoblizes the transition I made after the death of my parents. Talitha Cumi means" little girl arise." As the youngest daughter I was surprised when I was asked to manager my parent's estate. It was quite an undertaking.
The painting was inspired by an article on the women of Orango, Guinea Bissau tribe in Africa with female dominated hierachy. In the series each female wears a grass skirt over contemporary American dress. It symbolizes my African and American heritage.
African American Art
Life experiences and a love for art history have profoundly shaped to my artistic voice. Inspired by Impressionism. My Surrealist, and Symbolist art, is infused with symbols the viewer must interpret and discover.
The lines and strokes that dominate these pastel paintings give them form and dimension. The movements and nuances of lines that emanate with energy. They are not static expressions. Ordered thoughts and passionate emotions are my guiding principles. I never considered any of my paintings completed. Each one is an unfinished thought.