I see my work as a vehicle in conveying a narrative or idea. The work in this exhibit, although intimate in scope, hopefully touches on national and/or universal themes. They include equality, self actualization, anti-bigotry, spiritual examination, and feminist distress.
My ceramic sculptures also reveal my true love for the medium. I love the malleable quality and “messiness” of clay, which lends itself to the height of expressionism. It’s an art form that is never given its’ rightful due as a “fine art medium”; too often relegated to craft”.
My pieces are bold, weighty, a little disconcerting and reflective of what is occurring in our society; especially from an African-American scope. I’ve often been told to “not preach” through my art. Hell, I see myself as a “Griot” of sorts. It is my aim, on occasion, to emote and provide “food for thought”. I envision education as one of the roles that visual art can fulfill. Many of my heroes such as: Elizabeth Catlett, Robert Arneson, Frida Kahlo, and Augusta Savage embodied this exemplar.