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Above: on Being (self portrait), photography, 2017
Frustrated with encountering repetitive images of Black and Brown bodies in the media fatally falling as a result of police brutality, gun violence, and lone wolves; I sought to create a portrait that re-situates the sitter to a position of authority, rather than one who is subject to. “on Being, ” functions as an emblem of personal and collective trauma, while also asserting one's self-worth through the resistance of dominating social constructs relating to identity politics and racial equality. on Being, #IAMTHEFLAG and #STAND are ongoing performance works from 2017 to the present.
Above: Images from #IAMTHEFLAG performance, St. Louis, Mo. 2017
Video (above) #IAMTHEFLAG video composite, 2018, featuring performances from St. Louis, MO & Wichita, KS.
Above: STAND performance, 2020
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