Reflection  |  40 x 30

A mixed media painting on canvas. "It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.." This West African concept "SANKOFA' teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. This painting was inspired by the "SANKOFA" Theme at Showcase Gallery in Santa Ana, California. In the spirit of 'SANKOFA' I have reflected upon life choices and experiences that have led me to this place in time. My heart will guide my future with the wisdom of the past. Embracing imperfection was an integral part of this process while creating this piece. Layers of paint, spray paint, personal handwriting, old letters and paper creates the rich, textural background in tones of beige and brown. A pure heart still evolving, softening, being pieced together amidst the turmoil of life. 


The edges of the canvas are painted as an integral part of the painting. This painting is initialed on the front and signed on the back. It comes wired and ready to hang. No varnish has been applied to this painting but I would be happy to varnish upon request. .

40 x 30 x 1.5 inches


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