Photo Collages

The “Urban Mystics Series” are 3 photo collages that superimpose pencil drawings of African figures engaged in ritual onto the artist’s snapshots of her urban neighborhood. Gold leaf is used to emphasize the spiritual nature of the figures.

“On Wings” is a photo collage with a pencil drawing of two boys reaching upward from a photo of a brick-lined street.

“Light as a Feather” is an embellished photo collage that explores the ancient Egyptian concept of the heart needing to be as light as a feather in order for a person to transcend into the afterlife. The artist uses photos of decaying leaves to represent inevitable change, decay, and emotions that can weigh down one’s heart, and juxtaposes them with sunprinted feathers.