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The Glorious Way She Moves - "Vocab"
Watercolor on Yupo with Iridescent Pigments
60" x 80"
2021
$3000
The Glorious Way She Moves - Aissatou
Watercolor on Yupo with Pearlescent Pigments
130"x60"
2021
$5000
The Glorious Way She Moves - Aralyn
Watercolor on Yupo with Pearlescent Pigments
45"x32"
2021
The Glorious Way She Moves - Alayna
Watercolor on Yupo with Pearlescent Pigments
45"x32"
2020
The Glorious Way She Moves - Gloria Ray
Watercolor on Yupo, glitter, mylar, pearlescent & iridescent pigments
42"x60"
2021
$3200
The Glorious Way She Moves - Janet Scott
Watercolor on Yupo, glitter, mylar, pearlescent & iridescent pigments
42"x60"
2021
$2500
The Glorious Way She Moves - Glory Jones
Watercolor on Yupo, glitter, pearlescent & iridescent pigments
96"X60"
2021
$3500
The Glorious Way She Moves - Rosaland Anderson
Watercolor on Yupo with Pearlescent Pigments
60" X 60"
2021
$3500
The Glorious Way She Moves - Gracie Poe
Watercolor on Yupo
60"X132"
2021
$5000

The Glorious Way She Moves explores the fullness and depth of the female form from youthful innocence to glorious maturity. As a woman of color, I strive to address the malapropos labels placed upon my culture, race and the feminine gender, while bringing women into a magnified view that recognizes our magnificence as multi-faceted human beings. These interpretive portraits illustrate the exuberance and individuality of each muse I celebrate, capturing the poise and spirit by which they pay homage to the legacy of generations of women who came before them. These portraits symbolically exemplify the self-esteem that women of color exude as they move through their lives and the world.

In my process, I video record each woman dancing, then jump to the film’s individual frames, using them to help me expose and capture my subjects’ unique character and individuality. During their dance, I specifically look for physical and expressive nuances my subjects demonstrate, then use these individual signature movements to reveal each subjects' aesthetic. By doing this I experience a connection to their beauty without stereotyping. It is that connection I share in my work.