My practice deals with the interconnectedness of black bodies in relation to cultural, material, visual, and written tradition. Often blurring the line between subject and object, I examine how black people manifest sense of self and how that works in opposition to the way Black identity is represented in popular culture. I work to question the binaries we continually reconstruct between our own identity/experiences and speak to the aesthetic resilience of our culture. My work has been influenced by childhood, matrilineality, and love.

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