As an artist, I often come back to the skin I live in. My skin is a site of complexity, a conjunction of emotions and contradictions of someone who is both white and black. Using a multidisciplinary approach, I tackle black history and culture as an incisive exploration of American history because the African-American story is an American story. Through found sources the work recontextualizes pre existing documentation and objects to reveal how the history of injustices against people of color inform our understanding of American society. I believe today’s racial injustices cannot be fully resolved until we face the past in order to move further forward in this political time.

As an artist, I often come back to the skin I live in. My skin is a site of complexity, a conjunction of emotions and contradictions of someone who is both white and black. Using a multidisciplinary approach, I tackle black history and culture as an incisive exploration of American history because the African-American story is an American story. Through found sources the work recontextualizes pre existing documentation and objects to reveal how the history of injustices against people of color inform our understanding of American society. I believe today’s racial injustices cannot be fully resolved until we face the past in order to move further forward in this political time.