Artist Statement Submitted 2014As an Multidisciplinary artist my work draws influence from rural southern culture and contemporary urban subcultures. I have developed a system of gathering that allows hybridizing
and remixing the content into a multilingual dialect that endows painted works and ordinary rejected objects with historic and spiritual powers. By reworking and mashing up iconography with highly personal narratives, the works begin to establish a new identity alluding to universal understandings. The works are both physical and psychological and are a proclamation of perseverance and remembrance while securing a new narrative into the future.