Separate, But (2018 – )
Artist Statement Summary:
Privilege is a weapon. Since 1619, the birth year of American Slavery, privilege and power have been structured and used as a system to oppress, define, exclude, and profit from Black people in America.
I aim to create illustrative mixed media paintings of people caught within, and absent from, real, site-specific places in distress. I also place individuals in and out of hard-edged black and white zones with occasional vignettes, all used as a metaphor for segregation, defiance, and loss. My work embodies a unique strength expounded by the oppressed. A power manifested in resilient peoples, determined to resist erasure and break free of master narratives.