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 resistance of dominating social constructs relating to identity politics and racial equality.
Above: Images from #Iamtheflag performance, St. Louis, Mo. 2017
Above: on Being performance composite, 2017
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