My work combines painting and photography
to explore memory, history, and mythological
tales. Each of my works lies at the cross roads
of African American folklore, childlike
sentimentality, and magical-spiritual belief.
The narrative elements originate from a
religious upbringing that combined southern
Baptist tradition with both African and Native
American belief systems. My imagery stems
from my life-long fascination with folktales,
superstition, and storytelling.
I use drawing, photography, and collage to
examine the historical and metaphysical
aspects of storytelling as they relate to the
modern African Diaspora. Through collage
and layering, each work becomes a repository
for memories, dreams, and historical tales.