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St. Dianne of the 6th Ward

28.5 x 23.25 in. (72.39 x 59.055 cm)

Nubian OmiSayade Sun (Memphis, TN, ) Artist

Object Type: Drawing
Medium and Support: ink on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the artist in honor of Dianne Jones
Accession Number: 2019.4.1

Artist Statement
Statement by Dr, Nubian OmiSayade Sun, on her artistic response to Dianne Jones’s experience:

“St. Dianne of the 6th Ward” is an Afri-Galactic-Womanist piece built around the truth that one can be both Black and holy transcending past, present and future. Dianne’s life is inherently valuable and sacred.  Dianne poses in a birthing position which is one of the most powerful positions of womanhood-to be in the position of creation. This is a prayer. We celebrate the sanctity of her life by intuitively infusing each glide of India ink with prayers and wishes over and into her life, her voice, her paths, her freedom, her womb, her presence, her desires of the heart, and her bold magic. Sainthood for Dianne is a continuous journey of becoming and unbecoming. May she continue to walk in assurance of her sanctity, grace and power from this day forward until the until.

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