My work has always been about pulling creativity out of unexpected places and out of those who have needed assistance in extracting it from themselves. My creative expression has evolved from collaborative works and curation to authoring a book that aims to reveal the creativity within each of us.
Everything I've done has informed what has come next and I have been able to approach my work from a much more personal place which has allowed me to express concerns of emotional, spiritual and social significance. My recent use of digital media to communicate ideas and expand my artistic expression on various platforms has created avenues for open communication and to share otherwise inaccessible ideas with anyone who has a common handheld device or laptop.
My creative efforts in Baltimore began as interactive art 'happenings' that had their roots in local nightclubs and went on to include festival settings, galleries and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Those early years led to my appointment of Visual Arts Coordinator for Artscape. Many multi-dimensional projects were executed under my direction and included group and individual particapation, as well as collaborations with Morgan State University School of Architecture and the State Highway Administration.
During the years 2005-2014, I took 1,000s of Polaroid portraits of Baltimore creatives from the Charm City Roller Girls to the artists of Wham City. During this time, I collaborated on 100s of projects, ran an art gallery, and supported the arts through my column for Baltimore OutLoud and the website HomoArts. I was essentially a cheerleader and promoter for other artists and even consider my photographic works collaborative efforts.
In recent years, I have produced several art zines, worked extensively in collage with vintage papers and most recently I have written a book called Toxic Rainbows, which is intrinsically tied to the current work I am now doing and share with you in these online portfolios.
I am a self-taught artist, devoid of any academic pretense or expectation. It is this background that has made me a champion of the underdog, the marginalized and the overlooked.