I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with an MFA in Photography from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. I consider myself “a child of the Universe” and have traveled to many places collecting images and connecting artists. I have exhibited my work nationally and have won awards for portraiture as I create art “by any means necessary”. As a master collaborator I co-created an exhibition at the Ingenuity Fest Cleveland in 2010 that showcased poetry, storytelling, music and the visual arts. As a teacher I travel to many different spaces connecting children to a myriad of artists and mediums. My photography was on view at the Governors residence from 2014-2016 and I was commissioned by the Massillon Museum, along with nine other artists, to create a piece for their 2016 Readapt show. My goal as an artist is to bring clarity and solutions to the chaos around us and to make art accessible to all people, especially the disenfranchised in this global community.
Great Grandfather _A Series
5 11x14 Archival Digital Images and a Ceramic Reliquary Jar. 2016 Massillon Museum commission
My father said, holding one feather in his hand, “This is not given, it is earned.”
Legacy _ A Series of 8 images
Something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.
So many things have been done to, for, against the woman, the black woman. What is our Legacy?
So Black _ A Series of 6 Images
“He’s so black he’s blue,” perhaps Krishna, being darker in complexion, was given the color blue.
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