NYU Black Renaissance Noire NYU Black Renaissance Noire Volume 16.2: Fall 2016 - Page 113

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Since the beginning of my career as an artist , the use of strong archaic symbols — numbers , signs , and archetypes — became the signature mark of my paintings .
Even so , I am not always sure where they come from or what they mean . Are they forever embedded in our subconscious , unchangeable by cultural fluctuations and progress ? Nevertheless , I am fascinated by the strength of these “ root expressions ,” which obviously do not know any cultural , religious or national barriers .
PHOTOGRAPH BY MARY TRENTALANGE