Digital Big Mouths- New Metallic Photo Prints

My status as “other” does not always grant the luxury to say what is truly there for me, to correct a slight or present an alternative point of view. I have to be vigilantly self aware, and know the right time to speak up or how to frame my words so that they can be received in the best possible light. Sharing my uncensored opinion can quickly get me labeled as being “too big in a room” or worse an “Angry Black Woman”. When that happens, full stop. My opinion is dismissed outright. Somewhere along the way, I’ve even stopped correcting people who mispronounce my name. It’s Thee-duh if you are interested.

11″x14″ print in frame, 20″x16″ total size.

2018 International Juried Exhibition

Out of nine hundred entries from over three hundred artists from across the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Japan, Korea and Singapore, Side Eye won one of 40 spots in 2018 International Juried Exhibition curated by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto at The Center for Contemporary Art this November.

The exhibition dates are November 8th-December 22nd. Please join me for the opening reception.

OPENING RECEPTION: November 8th, 6:00-8:00PM

LOCATION: The Center for Contemporary Art;  2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921

Side Eye
For a perfect side-eye you have to keep your head steady and straight ahead and do it all with your eyes. Side Eye 24 x 20 x 1 in Aluminum Print Subject Matter: Identity 2015

I Can’t Even… With These Haters

I’m all about my I Can’t Even, mixed media series right now.  I often encounter petty people who are jealous of me and my many passions. I have even been asked to “dim my light” and be conscious of being “Too Big In A Room” so as not to offend less dynamic people in meetings. I can’t help who I am, but to fit in, I must try, except in my art studio where I am free to be me.

This is what happens when Thievery Corporation poster boards, newspaper, pages torn from Children of Dune, handmade Thai and Japanese paper, We Shall Overcome sheet music, tissue paper and acrylic skins… are found stashed away in my studio while embroiled in a Spring cleaning binge as a means of escape from the petty people I can’t avoid in my life.

Each of the five mixed media canvases are 20″ x 16″ x 1″. Three are currently showing at Open Orange Community Gallery in Orange NJ through June 10th. DM me if you are interested.

Save The Date for Art Bender (5/6-7)

ArtBender 2017 is planned for May 6-7, with the silent auction the following Friday the 12th.

The Fundraising goal is this year is $15,000

You can sign up to host, participate, or make a donation at When you sign up, you will be offered the opportunity to create a personal page you can share with friends to raise pledges and highlight your efforts.

I plan make art at the flagship gallery space, Arts Unbound in Orange NJ. Mark your calendar so you can stop in and say hello on Saturday, May 6th.

Please RSVP and share the Facebook event with your friends:

Vacation Revisited

Im already planning my next sailing adventure  but until my flight is booked, I find myself revisiting St. Vincent & The Grenadines by remixing my photos. I hope you enjoy my vacation photos as much as I do.

Available as limited edition 10″x 20″ digital prints on aluminum with 3/4″ wall float.


Opening Reception 4/6: 2016 New Jersey Arts Annual

Merging at the Lincoln Tunnel
“Merging at the Lincoln Tunnel” Digital photo collage. City Series 2015 #ThedaSandiford

My piece “Merging at the Lincoln Tunnel” will be showing at the 2016 New Jersey Arts Annual.

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the works of visual artists and craftspeople in the state of New Jersey.

Opening Reception, Friday, April 8: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401,
Free and Open to the Public


Super Selfie Digital Collages