My works on paper originate from an impulse to examine the ways in which visual language and cultural symbols manifests themselves through the black body. My interest in the art rituals of the Caribbean, Southern African American communities, and Africa are at the center of these paintings and sculptures. I utilize craft objects often associated with notions of women’s labor, and through a variety of artistic methods, call attention to notions of ownership, anonymity, and agency. My recent work examines the extent to which power, performance, and authority manifests itself in the bodies of these women.