ART ISSUE #41

Down on the Farm #2
Image: “Down on the Farm #3,” mixed media, 2017, 22×30 in. 

Malaika Favorite

Mixed Media

Malaika Favorite received her BFA (1971) and MFA (1973) in art from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

“My goal as an artist is to present a dialogue between the viewer and the work of art, something that reveals a new dimension every time you visit the work. I am fascinated by creation, the wonder and amazement of it all.  When I take a walk I am dazzled by nature, after I receive this sacrament of astonishment, I come in and make art; somehow a small portion of the magic leaks into my painting, a little speck of it, sufficient to make me cry, maybe just enough to make someone else cry and be amazed. That is my inspiration.”

STATEMENT: A series of mixed media works based on life on a southern farm. 

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Malaika Favorite received her BFA (1971) and MFA (1973) in art from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her artwork is featured in: Art: African American by Samella Lewis, African American Art and Artist, also by Samella Lewis, Black Art in Louisiana by Bernardine B. Proctor and the St. James Guide to Black Artists, by Thomas Riggs.

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