I create works across various media, though I am rooted in working with pen and ink on paper. In my current series, Meditations, I spend hours at a time representing lives we have lost as a way to reflect and ground myself. The series began as I considered how to grieve the loss of something or someone I never knew. Since then, I have made a portraits of young people and am currently working on several studies of extinct plants, using the same process of stippling. Although the subject matter varies, each are connected in their former beautiful life and their cause of death — humanity’s devaluing of their life.
Through painting and sculpture , I develop stoic yet vibrant characters as a means to explore Afrofuturism and narrative work.– Kay May