P O R T F O L I O
T R A C E T H E C U LT U R E personal: line illustrations without the color
BLK WOMEN ARE ART personal: portraits of afro features
DIASPORIC MEMORY personal: abstract paintings of the Black experience
CONSUMPTION personal: wire sculpture of Black hair
SANCTUARY personal: architectural collage of a surreal resting place
FRAGMENTED academic: Berkeley in[ARCH] final project instructor: Zachary Schumacher
T R A C E T H E C U L T U R E Simplistic line illustrations portraying traces of moments in time within the Black-American diaspora, pejoritvaley referred to as ‘colored-people.’Inspired by the desire to capture the ways in which we exhibit how we live i n d i v i d u a l l y a n d t o g e t h e r, w i t h o u t t h e c o l o r.
“All of Our Mothers,” 2021, Adobe Illustrator
“An Opia,” 2021, Procreate
“The Collective,” 2021, Procreate
“ O n l y a t t h e B o t t o m , N e v e r a t t h e To p , ” 2021, Adobe Illustrator
“Ancestry,” 2021, Procreate
BLK WOMEN ARE ART A celebration of the distinct and diverse features of women who receive so little praise despite being the foundations. Inspired by the Black women who surround me.
“Gabi,” 2020 4.25” x6” Acrylic on Paper
“Camryn,” 2020 6.5” x 5” Acrylic on Paper
BLK WOMEN ARE ART
“Arielle,” 2020 5” x 5.25” Acrylic on Paper
“Self,” 2020 5.75” x 5.75” Acrylic on Paper
“Awo,” 2020 4” x 6” Acrylic on Paper
“Alexis,” 2020 3.75” x 5” Acrylic on Paper
“Alexis II,” 2020 3.5” x 5.75” Acrylic on Paper
“ K e n n e d y, ” 2 0 2 0 3.25” x 5” Acrylic on Paper
“Arielle II,” 2020 3.25” x 6” Acrylic on Paper
DIASPORIC MEMORY An attempt to explain the shattered collective memories and understandings of the Black-American diaspora. Paintings inspired by feelings invoked when we think of where we came from, what was taken, what has been lost f o r e v e r, a n d h o w w e c o p e .
“R[a]isin’ in the Sun,” 2021 8” x 10” Acrylic on Paper
“Fled,” 2021 7” x 11” Acrylic on Paper
“Banopticon,” 2021 24” x 36” Mixed Media on Canvas
“Strange Fruit in Spring,” 2021 11” x 14” Acrylic on Canvas
“Exhibition,” 2021 11” x 14” Acrylic on Canvas
“They Stay in the Corner,” 2021 11” x 14” Acrylic on Canvas 13
CONSUMPTION The creation of a piece that recognizes and deals with the phenomena in society of Black hair being appropriated instead of accepted. A sculpture that mocks the attempted commodification of Black hair by White bodies through the usage of a wire material that is sharp and staining to the touch, but pleasing to admire from a f a r. T h o u g h t h i s p i e c e w a s c r e a t e d f o r p u b lic consumption, it will never be consumed by those who do not have the knowledge to handle i t p r o p e r l y.
Detail of the puff
Detail of the braids
SANCTUARY A n a r c h i t e c t u r a l c o l l a g e o f a s a n c t u a r y, w i t h a directionality towards the surreal massif, envisioned for all the missing adolescent Black children whose names were slowly forgotten until they were never mentioned again. The geometrically diverse design of the folly utilizes the a r c h , a t r a n s c e n d e n t a l f e a t u r e o f r e l i g i o u s a rchitecture, and disrupts it with its cubic platf o r m s . T h e m a s s i n g w a s d e s i g n e d i n a s c u l p t u ral sense, meant to be viewed distinctly at every orientation.
Collage interior view
Rhino model in rendered view (front & back)
Collage exterior view 17
FRAGMENTED An architectural collage exploring themes of dismantling building limbs from their core knuckles, false senses of continuity between massings, the creation of unique liminal spaces, and how doors and hallways control the interpretation of what is public and private. Understood to be an ex-Pangea, reflective of the fragmentation of typical nuclear compositions to form modified s y s t e m s t h a t s t i l l w o r k , j u s t i n a w a y t h a t w e a re n ’ t u s e d t o u n d e r s t a n d i n g . C o m p a r a b l e t o m a rginalized communal adaptation to complications out of our control.
Collage exterior view
Collage interior view
Elevation, 2021 Rhino 7, Adobe Illustrator
Section, 2021 Rhino 7, Adobe Illustrator
60° Axonometric Elevation, 2021, Rhino 7, Adobe Illustrator
Floor Plan, 2021 Rhino 7, Adobe Illustrator