Biography: “I am originally from Maputo, Mozambique and recently moved to Seattle from NYC. Alone in my Brooklyn apartment one night, my nightmares had become almost unbearable to handle. My body reacted before my mind did and I was just scared and alone, so I decided to collage my experience and post on my insta. A close friend urged me to keep collaging and writing and it eventually evolved into consistent posts deciphering my dreams, nightmares and daily life. I call my collages my “visual therapy” because that is what they are to me, a form of understanding myself and my surroundings. 

I chose to name it Kudzi, because it is my traditional name and connects me to my core and roots – therefore, @itskudzi is my most authentic self.”

Find more about Joyce on her Instagram.

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The Black Collagists Arts Incubator will serve as a conduit for the amplification of collages created solely by Black collage artists. Its mission and goal is to become the premier resource on Black artists making collage globally.