Hankinson - Black#9
As a former classical dancer, movement plays a large role in my paintings along with color, texture, and light. As an abstract artist I always try to let myself be amazed! Most times, this results in inspiration. Art is nothing if it is not seen and appreciated.
Every day is inspiration. SINCE 2017 I have been working on my "BLACK" series of 18x24 framed works on paper. The work black is used in such a negative, derogatory way. In an effort to de-stigmatize paint the word with colorful hues for a whimsical feel but each piece has a splash of red color to symbolize centuries of persecution and shed blood. The 36X48 canvas called "Weight of the World" is a homage to all black women but especially black mothers.
Recent Career Highlights
Featured Artist, UBS Plaza’s Art Exhibition Program, February 2017 to May 2017
Featured Artist, “Fire & Ice“Art Show, AZ Gallery, St. Paul, Jan - Feb 2017