I aim to get people to recognize the power they possess. I feel that some of our beliefs are outdated, not only as a culture but as a society, so I decided to challenge some of the ways we think and focus on broadening our own perspective as an African American culture. I intend to focus energy for embracing who we are and loving self through art.
My current art focuses on a turning point with taking a more traditional medium like oil pastel, portraying urban African American Contemporary themes. I love the vibrant color and contrast of oil pastels to bring the subject matter of the work to life. Recent works have found me to pair oil pastel with acrylics, adding more graphic elements and dynamic compositions to orchestrate a play between traditional and contemporary styles. My work chooses to explore greater possibilities with what I feel has been an overlooked medium in oil pastels and challenging people's perception of them.