Uma Guerra Sagrada

Una  Guerra Sagrada

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Compton expresses Black diasporic experiences, history, and identity through a series of portraits and abstract paintings.  She creates these works in a passionate and elegiac manner that explores the physical and spiritual conflicts of external and internal liberation. 

 

The works featured are portraits of historic and iconic figures, such as Nat Turner and Oya: an Orisha of winds, lightening, death, and rebirth.  In her figurative works, the images are created by painted, ripped pieces of paper and various materials to reinforce the idea of strength and transformation amid historic oppression.  Many of the works are inspired by her education work at the Prince George’s African American Museum, Sao Paulo Brazil, and her most recent experience in Havana Cuba.