#seeallthiswomen #iMAE Hello, my name is Jenna Imani Clayburn and I am a visual abstract expressionist. My art is based on spiritual influences that translate into different forms of mixed mediums Raised in Brooklyn, NY I grew up as a black Muslim woman in one of the most diverse cities in the world. I've admired and idolize the strong, unique, diverse and nonconformed women who both do as she pleases and masters masculine and feminine energies. As a young woman, I've always been reckless and wild consider looking for love and exploration in the world beauty. I didn't want my economic situation to define my knowledge and view on the world which led me to travel America living and visiting American cities such as Honolulu, Denver, Los Angeles and etc for a consecutive 3 years. I was forced to learn a lot as a young woman living in different cultural norms of femininity and patriarchy. Inspire by my experience with becoming a woman from teen while traveling American society I learn a lot about how other views my mind, body, and soul because I was born women of color. I learn a lot about claiming back your power, cultural diversity and being comfortable as a divine sexual regardless of people reactions and ideas of who I am.
These three women (order bottom to top) are spiritual goddesses representing a guardian of feminine and masculine energy that empowers all Womon. The first one is a goddess of physical empowerment inspired by my time around water and taking my first bathing suit pictures, being confident enough to feel effortless in the strong frequency of the Pacific ocean. My only Tattoo is of tribal waves taken from a purity ring and I want to use this same idea of sexuality being a power similar to water strong, sensual and highly misunderstood. She symbolizes the power of women to harness and control strong currents or sexual aggression. She is a woman goddess who is street smart and holds her power in her knowledge of secrets, seduction, power and trusts the harsh urban game. being hip to the ways of the world wherever she aims her inner light and brightness intimately yet effortless guarded. she is fun to others but she mostly focuses on bring herself to the highest point of empowerment and enlightenment
The second goddess is spiritually inspired by the Hawaiian goddess Pele resurrected in the future. Pele is known as a fire god who created the island by multiple explosions making the latest formation of land in the world. I was inspired by her power and almost presence on the island even seeing fires on the mountains reminded of the mystical aspects of the land by purposeful judgment and attempted to depict women as we see god. I wanted to feature an almost translucent and portal aspect of her understanding and perspective. she is the hand of a local women reflecting that a bit of her guidance is found in all parts of the island and can attest its plainness to her love. Ho' oponopono it tells you to give gratitude love and forgiveness to the gods/ yourself and others this is sad to heal the heart. She is a manifestation of love and passion she is can be the most ruthless because she is the moral compass where she destroyed in order to create the fulfilling destiny in ways that confuse others in the present. she is a natural and teacher who integrity fun deep in her plans. seeing some of the beautiful landscape on the island she help heal my heart allowing me to feel at peace deserving seeing true beauty in the world and embracing it its feminine love. She is a strong feminine energy that takes cares herself and then the world.
the third god is more so inspired by my personal fascination with gardens my whole life and my favorite book series "Alice and Wonderland" multiple times finding a deep connection to the idea of living in a land of one's imagination. As an earth sign, I wanted to incorporate my most admirable aesthetic my art always features some natural elements or sometimes things I receive from outside. I love untrimmed flowers and my art looks to bring out the beauty of the natural earth to be enough to be great. I've always was told by my family that I live in my own world which helps me be myself and ignore stress that was going on around me. This goddess is someone who I myself desire to be. I wanted her to have pink hair because it has always been something I wanted to do but found it hard to hear my own wants and desires as a young girl or confidence to ignore the fear of expectation. she is someone is very unexpected in every way much like nature. a diamond in the rough she is a woman in which her pure mentality and action can be the dark in which flowers grow she knows lots of natural/spiritual information on the world that has no relevance but to her life. She is natural in sensuality, logically powering the world around her by focusing on her own development to extend her powers. I take the ideas of women being like flowers by highly focusing on her being the center of her command, the complexity of her benefits and focus on her growth. she is magical and mystical sometimes confused as a witch in which she commands the earth around her without resistance to risk and natural circumstance All these guardians or goddess started from my personal journal I was given to me by my mother to help my coup with a mental illness after leaving the island. these women are in every one of us describe just a few but common female strengths that are diversified between all the women that came before us and will come after us.