Savannah Imani Wade

Savannah Imani Wade’s work is an exploration of self, predominantly through the intersections of ancestral spiritual wisdom, feminine and Mother archetypes, and dream analysis. Her work integrates performance elements, such as music, dance, mask-making, and puppetry to tell a continuously growing story of healing, reclamation of power, and joy within herself.

 

About the artist:

Savannah Imani Wade is a multi-disciplinary artist, performer and educator from Washington, D.C., residing in Baltimore, Maryland. Wade is a 2021 BFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art, studying General Fine Arts under the Eddie C. & Sylvia Brown Scholarship. Wade’s work is an exploration of self, predominantly through the intersections of ancestral spiritual wisdom, feminine and Mother archetypes, and dream analysis. Alongside her personal practice, she facilitates arts education to youth and adults, with an emphasis on the healing capacity of art making.

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Mourning Piece Performance

2020

Full video duration: 00:02:27

Video documentation of the performance

 

Mourning Piece Mask

2020

13” x 18” x 15”

Cardboard, hot glue, papier-mache, acrylic, seashells, wire, fabric, synthetic flowers

 

As Above, So Below

2020

36” x 24”

Oil on canvas

 

First Eye

2021

28” x 18”

Cardboard, hot glue, paper-mache clay, acrylic, beads, thread, wire, paper, fabric

 

There’s a throne in my garden 

2020

30” x 36”

Oil on canvas

 

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