My artwork begins with a mood, allowing me to create pieces intuitively rather than with a plan. I choose images based on the emotions they conjure, bringing together different emotions in bits and pieces until the final work evokes the complex and subtle experience I want to convey. Images of nature and outer space highlight our connection to the natural world and each other, while images of the female body and Black women celebrate the power of the female experience and Black women’s innate beauty.
Blending the feelings that different images hold into one artwork creates both a story and an experience. I often choose source material from the 80s and 90s to create a nostalgic atmosphere in my work, recalling the strong emotions and unique world of childhood. My own experience as a queer, Black woman and mother flow into my work, imbuing my work with both individual and universal layers. By contrasting the personal and universal, the eternal and nostalgic, the microcosm and macrocosm, my artwork offers an alternative reality where future dreams and past memories combine seamlessly.