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Retrato de Yemaya


Medium: Multimedia installation including the Dream Machine with origami “dreamboats,” seashells, sand, polychrome statue of La Virgen de Regla, candles and a chalk wall drawing. Dimensions: H. 7’ 8” x W. 32’ x D. 18’ Date: 2013 Location: City Gallery at Chastain Project Budget: DNA Description: This temporary installation incorporates the Dream Machine into a new work yet maintaining the original intent. This installation is my prayer to Yemaya for a peaceful, healthy and prosperous future for the children of […]

Requiem in Portobelo


Medium:                    Bamboo, cayuco (hand hewn wooden canoe), dried leaves, fire and water Dimensions:              20ft (H) x 4ft (W) x 10ft (L) Date:                              2005 Location:                      Bay of Portobelo, Panama Project Budget:       DNA Description:  This work was located in the Bay of Portobelo on the Caribbean coast of Panama. It was created as a healing ceremony for the enslaved Africans that died in the Middle Passage of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Artist Contemplating Torture


Artist Contemplating Torture Medium: Multimedia performance/installation Dimensions: Variable Date: 2008 – 2009 Location: • Atrium, Cosby Building, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA • Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa • Las Orquideas Environmental Sculpture Park, Portobelo, Panama Description: This performance art ritual was initially conceived as a protest statement against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela during the apartheid era in South Africa under the title Artist Contemplating the Fate of Those Who Speak of Freedom. It was first presented […]

The Voyage of the Delfina


The Voyage of the Delfina Medium: Multimedia performance/installation Dimensions: Variable Date: 2002 – 2006 Location: • Atrium, Cosby Building, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA • A six city, German tour with poet Opal Moore Description: One hundred performers representing the approximate number of abducted Africans who embarked on the Delfina from an unknown port or ports on the west coast of Africa in 1832 sat in an installation representing the skeletal structure of a slaver. Thirty-three performers were dressed in white, […]

Retorno de las ánimas Africanas


The Birth of Love


1.     The Birth of Love Medium:        Bamboo, fabric, candles, feathers, cotton and bird songs Dimensions:  Variable Date:              2006-2009 Locations: • Chase Gallery, Bates College, Lewiston, ME • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA),  Brooklyn, NY • The Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC • Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton New York • The Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia Description:  This multi-media installation proposes to make visually tangible the ethereal feeling the moment one realizes that they are […]

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