the afrocentric Spectrum
Created in collaboration with Katie Raine Thomas, Patience Lekien, Skylar Reed and Hannah Walsh.
This mural depicts a tale of two characters travelling along the Afrocentric Spectrum, a plane containing various departure and arrival points that relate to the Black experiences of their ancestors and descendants.
The portrait on the left is of a demigoddess aiming to reconnect with her African ancestry. After centuries of being detached from it - with reasons relating to how it was intentionally hidden and erased by her creators - she would later rediscover this strong, spiritual connection to her birthplace, its people and its culture within this timeless realm.
The portrait on the right is of a scholar and storyteller that exists in our current time frame. He aims to write and illustrate stories that highlight his progressive views on Afrofuturism, Hip Hop and various Black cultural forms, with special regard to the diaspora surrounding Black Americans and Black Immigrants.
The differences between the two characters and their journeys are vast and quite unique from one another, yet they will realize within this Afrocentric Spectrum that they are all one in the same.
Divinity And Humanity
Created in collaboration with Katie Raine Thomas, Teace Sothhiphakhak, Umberto Aird-Williams and Skylar Reed.
Details coming soon.