I got started in 2010 as a self-taught artist, drawing portraits of prominent figures and also strangers.
I work to create a loose interpretation of a wall in a home. My intention is that this “wall” serves as a site of resistance, a place where I can choose the images I am surrounded by, that I want to highlight, that I want the world to see. The images I create explore ideas of pain, pride and dignity: aspects of Black like that I wish were more mainstream.
I intend to aspire people to take control of the way that their narrative is being told. My work serves as a means by which I can fully participate in the production of images of my people which is why it is important that I am behind the camera when my people are the subject and it is also important that I screenprint the final product of all of my images using a four color process or one color process.
I got here by asking myself what I care about most at that very moment. My response always boils down to caring about how the narrative of my people is being presented. In the future I hope to continue this work around providing a counter narrative for my community.