My painting practice exemplifies the idea that spirituality is a center of healing and power for women of African descent. My art practice is the amalgamation of symbols from the spiritual practices of African people. Most symbols stem from Akan, Ifa, and Christian cosmology. These symbols are used to portray women of African descent as deities, spiritual workers (priests/priestesses), enlightenment seekers, and ancestors. Ancestor veneration and cosmograms permeate the work to create a discussion around meditation, inner healing, and being God like.
Asha Elana Casey (born April 30, 1994) is a contemporary painter, mixed media artist, and arts educator. She began her artistic training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. Casey is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University and an Anderson’s Ranch residency recipient. She currently lives and works in DC.