129. Nailah I. Sankofa

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

Plexi, gel pens, textiles, acrylic


My works are a journey and a reminder of my cultural and spiritual traditions that are rooted in primordial forces, ancient wisdom, and hidden messages. I create and conjure adorned vessels, conduits, and portals for juju, mojo, hoodoo, wanga and gris-gris as beautifully dangerous manifestations of aesthetic and functional artworks that are proudly Afrikan—Black without apology or permission.

1165 Angelina St

(512) 522-6277  /  runwayunderground2@gmail.com  /  designworksstudios.wixsite.com/nailahisankofa  /  Instagram  /  Facebook  /  Twitter


Image 1

Truths from Darkness, 2019, Oil maker, black acrylic plexi, 24 x 24in

Image 2

Makossa (Nightcrawler Masker of My Dreams), 2019, Metallic pens, ink and markers on Ampersand Black scratchboard, 60 x 4 x 2in

Image 3

Stomping the Ground, 2019, wood, dyed cloth, 36 x 36 x 70 inches

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