My work in the medium of printmaking focuses on the absurdity of life and my reaction to the
impact that those experiences have in my life. I represent this most commonly in the imagery
of animals with clothes on or doing things humans would do. This also expresses itself in my
work as a series of images with plays on words, puns and jokes that will make my audience
laugh and be happy. I also create work inspired by my culture as a person of color, the rites of
passage as an African American male and how that effects my lens of the world around me.
Another aspect of the work concerns biblical and spiritual themes presented in the Bible.
I am inspired by the work of people of color in the arts and especially in printmaking. I use
words and describe them visually in puns and playing with what the word means and how it can
be used to make my audience laugh and express themselves in joy.
Linoleum cut and silkscreen printing are how I achieve these results. I also use wood
lithography in the same manner. These are tried and true methods in the medium of
printmaking that are not going anywhere anytime soon.
My current body of work deals with the armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:11 but
creating the different armor pieces in different cultures. My continuing work will be also be in
wordplay and puns, animals in human roles, and the absurdity of culture and life in general.