June 1 - 31, 2018
Recommended by artist Amy Sherald
The reason why I paint is in pursuit to build self-awareness by immersing myself into the historical, critical, theoretical and processes of civilizations from the nascent stages of human existence. Although, the work embodies a large scope of time, the focus is a concentration on the migrations within the African Diaspora and how these movements interact with the world at large, the galaxy, then the universe; i.e. if one looks at the equatorial currents that were used to carry the ships across the middle passage, we have to look at the gravitational pull of the moon that allows for those currents to happen. We also will have to look at the creation of the moon 4.5 billion years ago. These steps in time allow for experiences to be in sequential order. My work attempts to stretch thought into this elastic capacity, from the Big Bang, to now. I want to understand how we came to be and how we are evolving as a result of global ideas, technology, and environment. The journey is to find who our ancestors are and the vital connections that link the 21st Century to the past.