in · di · gene – native; belonging to a certain country, region, or locality
In · di · gene – Female Caribbean-American Visual Artist Living in Pennsylvania
My identities as a woman and as an artist are intrinsically linked.
My work explores issues of spirituality, myths, symbolism and universal womanhood. By painting the many faces of women, I connect to the archetypal types that celebrate women’s energy, thoughts, dreams, memories and spirits.
As I create my art, through paintings, drawings, art journals and altered books, I reveal aspects of myself and my connection to womanhood.
My art speaks a language of many cultures and I feel immense reverence in being able to translate my individuality into this multitude. My unique and stylized way of creating art comes through in all my creations.
Awards, Grants, and Commissions
2004 | June – Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant
2002 | April – Commission: “2002 Senior Gift Committee”, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
2002 | March – Commission: “Logo – Hazon Ministry”, Good News Backyard Club
2001 | November – Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant
2001 | September – Commission, Austen K. DuBlois Library, Wynnewood, PA
Associations & Affiliations
2002-Present | Asian Arts Initiative – Community Arts Activist
2001-2004 | “Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)”, Minneapolis, MN
2001-2002 | Board Member, The Other Side Magazine, Philadelphia, PA
2000-2002 | Mother Artists (“MA”), Philadelphia, PA