Collection by Tykia Lumpkin
THE UNION OF SALT AND PEPPERPhoto
SELF PORTRAITBlack and white acrylic paint
Tykia Lumpkin is a 21-year-old African-American woman, and a junior at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus. Her current major is Marine Biology; however, she plans on entering graduate school to pursue an art degree with the aid of her minor in studio art. As of right now, she is at current a loss of what she wants to do with her life. When she started college, she wished to do something that she was passionate about. That was science for her. At first, she thought that perhaps she should pursue an art degree, but her mother worried whether or not that this career path would last her indefinitely. However, after some discussions on the subject, her mother relented and is fully-supportive of her endeavors in art. Tykia is about to graduate next year, so this is the year that she will take her life into her own hands and mold it to her will. She doesn’t know what the future will bring, however, if there’s something that she’s uncannily good at, it’s being stubborn and determined.