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