Each collage is 22X27 inches, Acrylic, paper, fabric, charcoal and markers on Cardboard.
“Pride of Our Village” is a series that consists of portraits of Black, Indigenous, and women of color on Dollar bills, exploring the vital and significant role of women in nation building, especially BIPOC women, whose daily labor and work, necessary to their families and livelihood, is often overlooked.
Whilst referencing 100 years of women’s voting in the USA although Black women couldn’t vote until 1965, these discoveries capture black Joy, Freedom, hope, pride, beauty, lifestyle, wisdom, confidence, strength, struggle, leadership, womanhood, power, and love.
The process is inspired by “Sankofa” an Adinkra symbol of Ghana which means ``learning from the past for a prosperous future”. I hope “Pride of Our Village” inspires greater relationship to our diaries, aspirations, letdowns, and contemporary lives hence, serving as inspiration for the enrichment of this and generations yet unborn.