I was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. I vividly remember
looking at colors and textures. I spent a lot of time looking
at hues of peeling paint. It was that old lead-based paint that
peeled periodically, especially when the ceiling leaked. We always
had these incredible designs on our walls.
I am a mixed media artist. Whenever possible I use materials in the state in
which they were found. Whatever the media, the surface if my work is textured
or shaped. My work reflects the fact that I’m a Black artist. My colors,
patterns, and designs are multi-faceted and combine many parallel elements in
a single piece of work analogous to the way African derived music combines parallel
rhythmic and melodic elements. The content of my work reflects issues and ideas
concerning people of color.