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LOOKING FOR SISTER 

Looking for Sister has been a five year work of creating space where the stories of missing black are illuminated. The work consist of narrative paintings, portraits, and performance. 
 
Looking for Sister was a performative exhibition that exemplifies the presence of black women’s work, grief, and power. Prior to the performance, I painted seven abducted women a day to reflect a percentage of the 64,000 black women currently missing in the United States. I created 100 small portraits on cardboard. The paintings were hung on the exterior of building while those who witnessed were engaged in a Live Dreaming session which included singing, hollerin’, reciting literature from texts by black women, body movement, and local sound created with hand-made instruments which you will hear in this audio.