Negress DeBarrio (March 2024)


“NEGRESS DE’BARRIO” , March 2024 , 60”X40” $4444

This painting meditates on Black women's agency and autonomy, encompassing control over our bodies, pleasure, love, and sensuality. It reflects on the challenges Black women face, leading many to choose singledom. Despite societal double standards, we embrace our natural beauty and create our own joy. Confidence in our sexuality is often stigmatized, yet we refuse exploitation. This piece portrays how Black women cultivate internal softness amid external pressures, radiating from within.