Life: An Artist’s Statement (VIDEO)

My artist statement begins with Cleansing. When I cleanse my home, I cleanse within. I purge negative emotions, brainstorm ideas, solve the world’s problems, and write erotic novellas.  I converse with old memories and assume new characteristics. My inner world unifies with the outer world when I prepare my sanctuary to present my life as a…

Would You Elect Archie Bunker for President?

In the 1970s long before reality television held viewers by its voyeuristic stronghold, sitcoms were the fare that taught important lessons.  At a time of cultural upheaval for racial, sexual, and gender equality, the world’s most bigoted man was a fictional character.  Archie Bunker, the blue collar big-mouth, complete with cigar and slur was often…

The Eyes of Langston Hughes See the Current Black Struggle

He was the god of the Harlem Renaissance;  a man of the beleaguered black experience who brought its struggles to the world’s attention through visceral prose. Langston Hughes is arguably the most prolific black poet of all time.  His words, forty-eight years after his death, still eerily resonate with the African-American experience of the twenty-first…

Situatedness (Installation Art)

Our perception of reality is like a fingerprint. It is uniquely centered around our point of view, religion, and cultural history. The influence of these elements, coupled with seminal experiences in our life shape what is called situatedness: how you experience the world from your field of vision. This installation art that I created speaks…

New Skin

In my morning yoga practice, I saw a peice of my skin on the floor that fell off of me during my practice the day before. Lying next to my yoga mat, my old skin told me “You are not the same as you were.” Even after this realization, in the moment that followed I…