20.1.14 at 20:14.
Two months ago, an 11 year black girl walked into a creative writing course I was co-facilitating. She was a beautiful young goddess with skin as rich as soil and eyes that shone with a luminosity like that of a new moon. Her demeanor was very withdrawn, her manners personified timid and shy.
It wasn't until I passed her a notebook and her pencil made contact with the page, that I was able to see the fire that raged within her small frame. She wrote a one page story about war, loss, love, community, and manifestation. I remember it to this day word for word and it continues to be a constant catalyst in all that I seek to facilitate.
She was the inspiration for this digital art series. I started and stopped so many times, re-envisioning and resurrecting.
LOAM is a 4-part series featuring female warrior princesses whose weapons of choice are fruits of Gaia.
"She Is To Water"
"Tears of the Sun"