Rikiesha Hawkins

My Black is Beautiful



My art is a synthesis of my spirituality and my feelings.  My inspiration comes from spiritual influences that are unseen but felt through my emotions.  The wire materials foster flexibility so that I am able to create different forms freely.  I am reminded that we are all spirits having a human experience, which allows for us to relate to each other because of our commonalties.  Each piece begins with an emotion that is exemplified through my full figured women. The intent of each figure is to give a positive emotional experience uplifting one’s spirit, relaying a sense of happiness and energy.  Each piece is done when I feel complete within myself, and my own energetic gestures are reflected in each work as I define how “My Black is Beautiful.”