Lavett Ballard

Lavett Ballard is a mixed-media artist who reimagines the visual narrative of African American history, specifically social issues affecting Black women, through collaged photos adorned with paint, oil pastels, and metallic foils. Ballard deconstructs and layers personal family photographs and imagery sourced from historical archives on sliced wood and reclaimed wood fences. The fusion of wood and photography harkens back to the artist’s southern roots, specifically the family log cabin in Virginia where she spent the summer months.