To Freeze or Fly

From JAZZ; Toni Morrison:
"Sth, I know that woman. She used to live with a flock of birds on Lenox Avenue. Know her husband, too. He fell for an eighteen-year-old girl with one of those deepdown, spooky loves that made him so sad and happy he shot her just to keep the feeling going. When the woman, her name is Violet, went to the funeral to see the girl and cut her dead face they threw her to the floor and out of the church. She ran, then, through all that snow, and when she got back to her apartment she took the birds from their cages and set them out the windows to freeze or fly, including the parrot that said, "I love you”."

screenprint

In My Room

web collage

Luella

screenprint

Untitled (Heritage)

mixed media on paper

Pleasure!

web collage

Untitled (Negress in the Computer)

mixed media on paper

Untitled (Rest is my birthright)

web collage

Rain Dance

web collage

Black Barbie

video

Retinal-Hole

web collage

Untitled Collage 1

web collage

Most Black

burlap, black ink, metal on cardboard

Untitled

lithograph

I've illuminated the Blackness of my invisibility -- and vice versa; And so I play the invisible music of my isolation.

THE INVISIBLE MAN; Ralph Ellison

web collage