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                             NOELLE LORRAINE WILLIAMS

Noelle Lorraine Williams is an artist whose life's work exemplifies her continued interest in engaging people in conversations using art, history and contemporary culture, as well as writing about the ongoing spiritual crisis in the United States.

Historical reclamation  of popular images and text to explore unexplored histories and spiritualities.

Newark's Hip Hop Spiritual Rebellion (Tomboy) after being teased for being a tomboy a young girl powerfully reclaims her identity, spiritual power and renames herself. A historical piece set in Newark, NJ USA her renaming is set within the context of a Black spiritual rebellion in the city that would give birth to Hip Hop Spiritual Rebellion.

VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/236135954

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/kXGe5tZNPfw

Korryn Gaines' 2016 (beaded mask of a self-portrait from Instagram) 15 inches x 10 inches and her photo of her murderer Royce Ruby Jr. (see Baltimore Sun article).

Glass beads using traditional African and American indigenous bead weaving techniques to explore our contemporary mythologies.

VIDEO

Newark's Hip Hop Spiritual Rebellion 

“The Black Women’s Fairy Tale Museum – Genocidal Music Mixtape,” is a mixed-media venture that combines handmade bead masks, video, text and sound.  Utilizing the stories of women artists, I invite others to explore the meaning of our lives through symbols."