Let’s open a dialogue to investigate the aspects of the complexity shaped by culture and traditions, a personal and political sense of relevance, unearthing the roots and comprehending the importance of time, past and present.
My materials are of a diverse nature; they are the surfaces as well as depths of renderings: forms, lines and shapes. They are also the stories that emerge from these environments: stories about identity, love, compassion, anger, sensitivity and humanity.
Acquaetta Williams’s art has been a life journey from glassblower to sculpture and now painter. Her inspiration evolved from vision of African Images to tell the story of African American Women in a sense of relevance in a complexity of her feelings, thoughts and memories. Williams reflects on her past to form an identity. She tells a story in assemblages of materials contained in Giraffe Neck Women, Women Who Carry and then into Timekeepers and Deconstructing Time: Memories. and now Faceless Melodies. Her love for art was cemented under instructor and well-known artist Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin where she received a MFA degree. An Arts International Travel Grant that was awarded to her included travels through Benin in West Africa. She has exhibited her art Nationally, in Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art which included a tour throughout the United States, visiting 5 major museums, as well as International: the International Glass Exhibition, Kanazawa, Japan and “Color 2018”, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi, Korea.