The visual content in my collage works resemble maps, locations and people. Inspired by a commission to paint an imaginary image of a documented young slave girl by the name of Priscilla, stolen from Africa and brought to America (1756) in a ship owned by Rhode Island merchants, my collage works explore memory and imagination that reflects Rhode Island’s unique and extensive historical relationship with the slave trade. Using typographical features of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (its official title), my collage works seek to capture a sense of memory, myths, folktales, beliefs, wonder and relief as I imagined was evoked in those Africans arriving after the long Atlantic journey.

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Invisible Bodies

Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783-1850s The exhibit installed in early 2017 by Bob Dilworth, Director of …
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Six days into the University of Rhode Island Cape Verde Delegation stay on the island of Santiago, the largest of …
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A True Awakening

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming has been a true awakening for me. I’m sitting at the highest …
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Don’t miss this State Arts Council New Show

State Arts Council Announces New Show at T.F Green Airport Art Gallery The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts …
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