As an African-American artist in today’s world, I embody the vast differences found in our collective backgrounds. I view them as cultural assets. We are always self-discovering and these self discoveries take us in surprising directions. We must gain strength from what we learn from each other as well as listen to that persistent, ever present, intuitive self. The connection of one’s own rich heritage and person growth will travel into the inevitable and critical connection between African Americans and Africa. These connections are rich and very important. They Exist! My work, I hope, will serve as a creative connection between the African diaspora and western culture. It is this connection that cause my creative forces to react.
Janice holds a bachelors degree in fine art from Fisk University in Fiber and Textiles and Art Education. She holds a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Cambridge College. She has been for the past 30 years, an art educator on Martha’s Vineyard.