Lenett Nef'fahtiti Partlow-Myrik

Crystal Cluster #3: Healing Racism
Mixed media on Wood
16" x 10"

I often incorporate elements of metaphysics as well as African, Native American, and hoodoo spiritual practices into my work. Regarding the piece created for this show, I wanted to find a way to pay homage to African Americans who have been murdered in America via lynchings and racist law enforcement while; to heal my own rage; and to hear the message of the angels. The names of a few appear on the little gift wrapped boxes, for every fallen soul is a gift. The crystals invoke the healing energy of Mother Earth. The silhouettes are reminders that our ancestors and spiritual forces are omnipresent, even in our darkest hours.