By Adrienne Brown-David


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Adrienne Brown-David, Kiki, 2018, 24”x30”, oil and embroidery on canvas. Photo courtesy of the artist.


My current work focuses on the fleeting nature of black girlhood as it compares to the fleeting nature of bird watching. Each painting is a solitary girl, seemingly unaware of the viewer, completely engrossed in a childlike moment of freedom. These paintings are grouped with drawings of birds, mushrooms, and wildflowers that I have observed and recorded during my time in the woods with my girls; they have become relics of these moments.



Adrienne Brown-David is a freelance visual artist living and working in Water Valley, MS.