This is the time of year where graduations are taking place all over. #Gradcaps has become an interesting expression of art. A BIG congratulations to my sister who is graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree!!! Here is an exclusive sneak peek to how she decorated her cap for graduation.
I noticed I take a lot of pictures of trees; this video shows some of the trees I've crossed paths with. There is one tree in my backyard that has so much personality and it inspired me to write the poem I narrate in the video.
Woodlawn Cemetery located in Elmira, New York houses the gravesites of abolitionists who participated in the underground railroad. The map in the picture to the right is where all the abolitionists are buried in the cemetery. I've merged the map into the hair of the woman on the left. Abolitionists helped slaves to freedom, so I chose to represent the map in her hair because part of being FREE is being able to wear your hair how it grows out of your head.
What is your struggle and who do you blame for your struggle? Mine is...FOOD and the effects it has on my weight. We often blame ourselves for our lack of discipline and willpower, but we are only partially to blame. There is a conscious effort by the food industry to make us "hooked on food that is convenient and inexpensive." Below is a poem I've written to illustrate my DAILY struggle. When will it end?
I was fortunate to take this class called Crafting the Vision which heightened my awareness to the fact that words exist all around us, even in art. The idea of #Hashtag came about while walking around a cemetery. A symbol stood out to me, and out of it I saw a #hashtag.
Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?
- Malcolm X