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BIO

 

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and moved to the U.S. with my family in 1977. I currently live in Miami FL. Creativity has been a part of my life from as far back as I can remember. The work I do today is inspired by a few basic concepts; nature, science, ancestors, and dreams. A deep appreciation of nature appears all throughout my work. Trees, animals, insects, and foliage intertwine with human figures, representing our interconnectedness to the Earth. The science portrayed in my art is about the flow, movement, and transfer of energy. We give off energy, we receive energy, we are made of energy. The figures in my work represent my ancestors; ancient ancestors, futuristic ancestors, inter-dimensional ancestors. They symbolize my connection to Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. Rituals, folklore, music, and art have all been passed down from generation to generation through the ancient art of storytelling. My work tells the story of me. Each of my paintings is created in a process similar to dreaming. Meditation and dreams were very important tools in the creative process of my ancestors. I like to think of it as traveling inside to the place where my inspirations, emotions, genetic memory, and unconscious thoughts all collide. I am just there to journal and capture the resulting images that emerge. I’ve always loved the thought of the artist as a conduit, transcribing visions onto a canvas. My goal is to allow each piece to evolve on its own and try not to interfere too much. I do not focus on the deeper meaning behind each piece individually but more so on my collective works as a whole. The true focus for me is the process. Ever since I was a child, the process of creating art has been my joy. Over the years I’ve often been asked what my goals are as an artist and my answer has always been the same. I want to go deeper into that place where the visions come from.