Artist manifesto: My inspiration
I am inspired by people, beautiful people, resilient people, typography and handwritten notes, bold colors, bold statements, combining textures, turning trash into treasure, asymmetry, coloring outside the lines, metals, intricate wax prints, intricate hairstyles, intricate hair stories, concrete jungles, real jungles, fauna, flora, love, real love, unexpected love, long lasting and unconditional love, cultural preservation and creation, problem solving, the fight for justice, the arrival of freedom, storytelling, truth telling -- even when the truth hurts, really-really-really good music, delicious food, delicious conversation, and the surprise and wonder in each new day.
ARTIST BIO: WHO AM I?
Hi, I'm Dania Wright and I am a multidisciplinary artist. Fluffy Jo is is the name of my studio. It's also my nickname. My artistic mission is to celebrate the resilience + beauty of the African Diaspora, and amplify social causes that align with my values. My creative practice spans more than 15 years, and multiple disciplines including: painting, graphic design, mixed media, animation, and storytelling. I am an adjunct professor of digital media at Florida State College at Jacksonville, FL. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I currently live in Atlanta, GA.