Growing up my dad would listen to music and teach us about it's history. Louis Armstrong was one of the legends he taught us about. Since then, Louis Armstrong has always been a musical icon to me. I can not be more honored to be from New Orleans being that it started the first genre of American born music; therefore, I can not be more honored to be able to share the same birthplace as the King of Jazz. Louis Armstrong contributed so much to the world of music and I was so excited to paint him. It was important to capture his crown with one swarovski crystal, his horn, his title on his mic, and him playing some of my favorites of his songs.
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I was born and raised in downtown New Orleans into a culture of cooking, music, dance, art and crafts. My grandfather's hobby was visual art, my dad is a chef, and my grandmother sewed clothing; I freelanced all these talents. As a child my father registered my siblings and I in dance and music classes. I attended McDounah 35 Senior High, but due to Hurricane Katrina, I graduated from Westside High in Houston, Texas. After graduating high school, I moved back home and worked full time while attending Delgado, then William Carey for college prerequisites.
I later attended Dillard University School of Nursing in 2012 and I graduated May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I am currently a Registered Nurse aspiring to become a Nurse Midwife. I also completed Doula training with Sista Midwife Productions in November 2014 and became a part of Birthmark Doula Collective shortly after.
People often ask, “What’s your focus?” This is a difficult conversation in one setting. My focus is my belief. My art tells a story in the form of poetry. As an artist, I feel free to express my vision through creations not limited to sewing, painting, drawing, or craft. It all depends on the message I am sending. I dream of a world where we can live holistically in nature, health, and beauty. Originality and authenticity of species and spirit is my highest value. I am now working my way back into the art world to continue sharing this vision with the world.
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