Stories of my maternal grandmother in the Liberian village of my childhood were the first glimpse I was offered of life’s overflowing Magic. I then recognized Magic in my metamorphosis from a young girl living under a system of rigid orthodox, patriarchal ideas to the woman I am today — free and with an inclusive perspective of the world.
Today’s Magic is in my studio. I convert memories, visions, and dreams into artwork that unites photographs, drawings, paint, and color — and this requires a touch of the supernatural.
My artwork debunks the historical power structure systems that had once surrounded me, shedding light on who I was, whom I became, and whom I am becoming.