Artist Statement 

Breaking things down and building them up is a recurring theme in my work. Collage, Assemblage, and Painting have become a language that helps me talk about my ideas of blackness. The deconstruction of materials leads my process and informs how my work develops. Colorful cuts of mono-printed color swatches are collaged and spread through my pieces. Found objects such as a small picture frame can be embedded on the canvas holding a smaller rendered drawing. The figures in my work point to ideas around identity and stereotypes about black men through gestures and poses. I let the material tell me what to do and reconstruct an image through a black cultural lens. I call them assemblage sculptures that have modular aesthetics

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