"Good Job , Clarence Ivory Williams Sr." Mixed Media Collage on Doors 48" x 80.5 2023
After Hurricane Katrina, I had the opportunity to visit my Auntie Iris Williams in Hammond, LA. It had been many years since we last saw each other, so our time together as a family was truly special. My mom, my kids, her daughter Gervonna Williams, and I gathered to reconnect and bond. During that visit, Auntie Iris surprised me with a thoughtful gift: a collection of family photos.
"Mothers" Mixed Media on wood palette 2016 4' x 4' 2016
The tradition of braiding, passed down through generations, is not merely about hairstyling; it's a cultural practice that signals kinship, identity, and resistance. The depiction of this practice in my art seeks to honor these roots and the resilience of black women, encapsulating the essence of community and strength that is characteristic of our heritage.
"After Big Mama Passed, Family Portrait, Calliope Projects,1955" Mixed Media on Doors 79" x 60" 2022 The inspiration for this work comes from a cherished family photograph. The vintage image captures my grandmother and my great grandfather, standing tall and proud alongside his daughters. Their faces reflect a mix of sorrow and inner strength after "Big Mama's" passing. This powerful moment in my family's history stirs deep emotions in me. This painting will serve as a tribute to my ancestors,
Charlie "Tree" Milton Eating Red Beans and Rice. Mixed media on mattress. 2022 This artwork is titled "Charlie 'Tree' Milton Eating Red Beans and Rice". It's a powerful mixed media piece on a mattress canvas, created in 2022. It captures a personal moment from my family history, featuring my Uncle Charles, also known as Tree. Through this artwork, I aim to convey my cherished memory of him and his love for traditional food. It depicts him enjoying his favorite meal, red beans and rice, a staple
Self Portrait of the Artist as an Essence, Clarence and Annie Williams, the Early Years 2019 collage
I've captured a memory of my parents in their youth, a testament to their enduring love. This painting depicts my mother and father in a moment of joy and contentment. Their faces, glowing with vivacity and optimism, reflect the essence of their personalities and their boundless aspirations. Through my brush strokes, I have tried to convey the radiance of their smiles and the light in their eyes.
"Waiting", mixed media on mattress 4' x 6' 2017
In this painting, I aimed to capture the deep-seated distress inflicted upon the black family unit due to the pervasive influence of white supremacy. The composition encapsulates a poignant scene: a man, woman, and child, each visibly isolated from the others. This separation symbolizes the cyclical disruption and division within black familial structures, a direct consequence of systemic racism. Through subtle yet expressive nuances in their faces