My practice moves through a range of mediums, including Sculpture, Animation and Photography, but is primarily centered on large scale figurative drawings.
The subject of my work is the black body and identity. Through my drawing process, the figures in my work become profiles rooted in a fictional ethnography. I project onto these bodies a juxtaposing series of experiences and adornment materials, denoting a diverse and radical past, present and future.
Using references to Hip hop, Science and Sci-Fi, technology, comic books, Black political struggles and traditional cultures I am able to create a loose narrative that has become the core ideology of my practice. This narrative attempts to string together the breadth of the black experience and Diaspora to create a sense of commonality and humanity that I find lacking in many forms of black representation.
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