Art is quite everything in Paris.
It is important because it defines what is best of human beings. It can repair and unite.
Art is a vehicle by which the unseen becomes visible and the voiceless become heard. Subversive artists and immigrants have a shared experience in being relegated to the fringes of society, despite significant contributions to the worlds they inhabit. Art has immigrated through people both physically and conceptually. Immigrants and the children of immigrants continue to use art as a way to create and sustain community. To find and express identity. To paint the spaces they inhabit with colors that look and feel like home. They weave their identities, past and present in a nod to the future and in reverence to their past.
Immigrants have their ass in two seats. In France you’re not really French. In Spain you’re not really Spanish. It’s really a crisis of Identity. You don’t really know what you should be. Art for the people is personal therapy. To express yourself and your feelings.
Art is quite everything in Paris. It is important because it defines what is best of human beings. It can repair and unite.
I think my roots helped me a lot every day. I didn’t realize there was a value to that. The fact that I’m a Black woman means a lot. You’re a part of it but you’ll never be a part of it.
My passion is to make my art flow from myself. From my own soul.