Penda Diakité

Spirit and Flesh, 2019 

36" x 36"

Collage on board, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame


Black Noise, 2019

36" x 36"

Collage on board, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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Red, Black and Blue, 2019 

36" x 36"

Collage on board, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame


Negration, 2019 

40" x 40"

Collage on board, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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Bright Black, 2019  

40" x 40"

Collage on board, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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Fishing For Holes In Water, 2020

48" diameter

Collage on board, Acrylic, Spraypaint

Sealed on 1" deep box frame


Translate Me, 2019 

40" x 30"

Collage on board, acrylic, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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Diary Of A White Black Girl

Soul and Cowrie on a Full Moon, 2020

36" x 48"

Collage on board, acrylic, oil, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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This body of work explores identity and womanhood.

The title stems from the artist’s personal experience as a bicultural child growing up part-time in America as a little ‘black girl,’ and part-time in West Africa, often seen as the ‘white girl.’ Identity and language playing a huge role throughout her life, results in art becoming her main language.

Each figure is an exploration of that space between soul, body and experience, particularly as a woman of color.

Each figure is a jumble of mind, spirit, dreams, sexuality, perception, stereotypes and the unknown, all of which make up identity; all of which society and individuals mirror and project onto each other and themselves.

What does it mean to be woman. What does it mean to be an inhabitant of a brown body.

Imagery of meat, bones, animal fur, traditional African masks and jewelry, the female figure, and brown skin, delicately detail the figures, reflecting an experience personal to the artist; each piece a fingerprint of her soul.


Black Rain, 2020 

36" diameter

Collage on board, Acrylic, Handmade paints

Sealed on 1" deep box frame

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Kiseya (Courage), 2019 

36" x 24" 

Collage on board, Acrylic

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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Love Eye, 2019 

36" x 36"

Collage on board, acrylic

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame

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Braids and Shishi, 2020 

24" x 30"

Collage on board, acrylic, handmade paints

Sealed on 1.75" deep box frame