I think my relationship permeates my existence in a way that is completely beyond comprehension by a lot of ‘Christians’.
Hi, Stacey. How did Art find you and vice versa?
Well, I have always been inclined artistically. I always desired to create and pursue the knowledge I needed to add on to the talent I had.
What does your work “Part of a Whole (Who are you?)” aim to say?
It says exactly what its title says, ‘Who are you?’ It is a question to challenge one’s perception of self.
Do you believe in God?
I do believe in God.
Who are your biggest influences?
Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya and Marina Abramovic.
How have you developed your career?
With hard work, research and skill, I have developed my career.
How do you navigate the art world?
I navigate the art world same way I do life, with mild wonder.
Best and worst thing about your profession.
Best is the impact I have seen my work impart in people’s life and I have no worsts. Everything is a lesson for growth.
What is the biggest challenge you face professionally?
Being undervalued and judged based on my gender. Then again, it is an avenue for growth as with every challenge.
So, what advice do you have for the female gender in the same industry as yours?
Look beyond gender. Just do. Create. Dominate.
Advice for upcoming artists?
Work smart, do research, only listen to advice from successful creatives you aspire to be like.
Has your faith in God had any impact in any of your works?
I think my relationship permeates my existence in a way that is completely beyond comprehension by a lot of “Christians”.
To be impactful.
To be happy and at peace.
Why do you do what you do?
Because I can.
What role do artists have in any society?
Ah, roles are interesting things, aren’t they? Constantly shifting with the times. I think they are a mirror that reflects and questions society, or at least makes society a little prettier.
Photo Credit: Instagram/Staceyraverro.