Artist Statement


In making, I follow an African American-Creole tradition of using multiple media languages in the applications and functions of my work. Like a New Orleans chef uses multiple ingredients to create a gumbo dish. I use visual, audio and performance media in my work to create my own dishes which re-conceptualize and re-spiritualize American contemporary culture . Sonically, I transcribe the musical traditions of my African and Native heritages in both a spiritual and socio-economical context. With the use of my environment and the body, I aim to create spiritual tropes with my linguistic visual and phonic transmissions. Much like a voodoo craftsman, I view my role in society as a spiritual one, who uses many processes to connect society to the spirit world. My focus lies in revitalizing “spiritual making” in the midst of a capitalist-driven and spiritually diverse American society.