Acrylic on Canvas
16” x 20”
Water is my favorite element. Constantly cycling, every drop that’s with us now has been here for about 5 billion years. This water has nourished bodies, grown crops, and eradicated civilizations. It knows things. #SANKOFA
Black spirituality from around the world reminds us to respect and honor this element and the deities associated with it--Mami Wata, Lasiren, and Oshun. I hope this painting captures even a fraction of the beauty and power that I feel every time I step into the ocean.
In loving memory of my beautiful Scorpio mermaid friend.
In loving memory of my seafaring Abuelo.
In loving memory of my family lost at sea trying to escape enslavement.
In loving memory of anyone who has drowned in the depths of sorrow.
In joyful celebration of everyone who has pulled themselves from those depths.
And to those enjoying the swim.