Charmaine uses mediums such as video, movement, sculpture, writing, sound and textile and makes work about Gullah heritage and the histories and manifestations of African diaspora spirituality. Charmaine works with materials harvested in the Sea Islands of the United States during the era of slavery, such as rice and indigo. Charmaine also makes work about medical bias as well as healing and wellness through plant medicine and how these histories are activated through portals of geographic sites, time and spaces we can’t see but can feel.

Before receiving an mfa Charmaine formally studied herbalism and makes herbal medicine and teaches workshops on herbs for dreaming. 

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