In All Seasons, by Lanecia Rouse Tinsley

March 2, 2021
(Used by permission of Lanecia Rouse Tinsley | LAR Art Studio)

Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, a multidisciplinary artist in Houston, Texas, is director for justice and the arts at projectCURATE and cofounder of the ImagiNoir Group, a think tank of Black activists, creatives, and educators. Rouse Tinsley’s materials—photography, paint, cloth and canvas, ground stone, minerals, paper—play a role not only in the construction of a given piece but in unifying construction with approach, content with context. She is deeply interested in the materiality of her media, and each element speaks—making her work extrasensory for those who engage it.

This piece, In All Seasons, is part of a larger body of work that, Rouse Tinsley writes, “explor[es] the journey through grief, infant loss, motherhood and re-creation.” She hopes that her background in theological studies and sociology and her experience as a Black artist will work together to “illumine our everyday quests to make life meaningful while grappling with fundamental questions about our existence.”