August 2023

Willie is happy to announce his upcoming show I Do Not Want What I Have Not Gotat Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, Oregon. This show will feature new work shown below along with the Walking Sticks. For more on the show check the post.


I spent over 20 years making work, a self- discovery, making sense of who I am, and where I come from a Black American perspective. My new monotypes are part of a new journey to self-discovery and enlightenment, via using icons of my origin from the perspective of my origin, my source. With that shift, I made a choice to protest the gun violence imposed upon our Black American citizens by making work affirming our survival, despite all we endure. This is part of an exploration, using icons, Adinkra symbols from Ghana that encapsulate evocative messages conveying traditional wisdom, aspects of life, or the environment.


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