Imagine a World series, 2017
IMAGINE A WORLD
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE AFFIRMATION DECK
I Be Your Water portrait series debuted at Path to Liberation: saint, sawdust, soul at Meredith College Weems Gallery, 2017
OF BONE AND BREATH
TO MOVE MOUNTAINS FILM
Creating collaborative opportunities combining wellness with art workshops and events centered on reproductive justice, promoting mental health awareness and self care.
Still from an excerpt of the film project
Pictured Clarivel Ruiz, Yaa Asantewaa Nzingha, dequi kioni-sadiki, Nina Angela Mercer, Elvira Clayton
Speaking on intersections of reproductive justice health and art at So((U))L Headquarters at Zanj Radio, Jamaica, West Indies, 2017
This large scale portrait series is in conjunction with my long term film project, To Move Mountains. I Be Your Water is named after a Sweet Honey in the Rock song. The project explores and honors the lives and work of three Black radical women : Nina Angela Mercer, dequi kioni sadiki and Chanel Porchia who have been the heart of Black Liberation and movements for human rights work in NYC.
For the last 3+ years I have been blessed to get to learn about the work of these women who empower and inspire. These larger than life portraits are representations that “saint” them as a form of storytelling.
An Intersectional deck of affirmation cards designed centered on families of Color on the topic of reproductive justice.
An archival series utilizing ritual, performance, and assemblage elements that symbolize the Black woman as a healing god. The series is a compilation of self made assemblage pieces and artifacts representing sacred objects and rituals that are utilized in documentary work.
To Move Mountains is a documentary film & legacy project by Lehna Huie that highlights the lives of Nina Angela Mercer, dequi kioni sadiki and Chanel Porchia- Albert. The film aims to faithfully capture the work and lives of these important cultural organizers for liberation. It highlights each woman's connection to personal power, the land and the communities and lives that they impact. www.tomovemountainsfilm.com
Video still from Red Woman, included in a collaborative ritual honoring the lives of women killed by state sanctioned violence , 2017
A series of works symbolizing strength, remembrance, cultural memory, and personal power. These works are communications between the artist’s spiritual guides, departed ancestors, family and self. The pieces serve as altars and portals that explore the subconscious and conscious thoughts of self from Huie’s experience as a Black woman Artist in America exploring themes of home, spirituality, sexuality, labor, visibility, womanhood, companionship, and motherhood.
I BE YOUR WATER
Large scale works on paper that explore Imagination, sexuality, myth and cosmos.
WELLNESS & ART
FALL AND CLIMB