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My last piece...

will express the end cycle of “Pookie” and unabashedly depict how my mother dealt with a physical regression as a woman fighting breast cancer.  This will be showcased by three women who are depicted as past women of empowerment – the final series titled “Wives.” This idea spawned from the play “Wine in the Wilderness” written by Alice Childress. The play revolved around a painter that was in the midst of creating his third and final painting to a tryptic. The three-painting series is meant to express Jameson’s, the painter’s, statements about black womanhood. The first painting is of a young black girl who represents the innocence of childhood. The middle painting is of a beautiful African-American woman in traditional African clothing, who represents Jameson’s ideal black woman, whom he refers to as the “African queen,” or “the wine in the wilderness.” For the third painting, which he hasn’t yet started, Jameson looks for a down-and-out woman to model his image of “what society has made of our women.” In this exhibition, these three subjects will be the women my mother would have been. Thus, I will have three separate large frames – two of which are to be filled with one woman gradually evolving into the next and the last frame, which will be a mirror for the women that attend the show to see the potential growth, beauty, and strength within themselves.