Affirmation as it was told by she (2014)
Mixed textile, paint.
14′ x 6.5”
Encompassing both portrait and landscape, this work represents the artist’s mother after her passing from this world and in her next natural cycle. The dress form of this figure follows the geometry and structure of a traditional Mughal garden, functioning as an adornment that reflects her devotion to nature.
The protection of this garden is given life by the Tuareg symbol of Bagzan, Burkina Faso, which represents the folklore of Tagurmat, a herbal medicine woman who channeled gifts of divination and healing. This artwork was the first in a new set of works that takes on the subjects of natural order, the protective qualities of adornment, and the divine feminine.