Artist Statement Submitted 2019
My work is informed and inspired by personal history, surrealism, popular culture and the decorative and ornamental arts. This inspiration has manifested itself in years of collecting diverse materials that often serve as muses for my two-dimensional works or as elements within my assemblages and installations. With the use of these appropriated source materials, my continued focus is on the exploration of self-identity with references to my Haitian culture and global cultural mythologies, while concurrently considering feminine and historic tropes relative to contemporary cultural politics. The combination of re-contextualized materials along with the titles and texts (stemming from song lyrics and poetry), constructs a non-linear narrative that exemplifies femininity, beauty, romanticism and sensuality. Alternately, the compositions within the works allude to biological and botanical structures of the natural world, further pursuing universal themes of identity and interconnectivity.
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