hometown(s): Denton, Tx – Norman, Ok – Tarrytown, NY – 景德镇，江西 － 上海
current location: Kokomo, In
education: BFA University of Oklahoma (printmaking & ceramics | African/African-American Studies & Art History minors) – 东华大学 （留学生）－ MFA Indiana University (printmaking)
I am, and always have identified by my otherness, but not in a pejorative, conventionalized typecast manner. More as an awareness of my disposition constituted of Nigerian/Scot-Irish/Eastern Band Cherokee-Apache, left-handed, frequent expat & traveler, perpetual skate-rat, über-ectomorphic, insomniac, deistic, 成语 recitin’, socialist/populist, vandal-lovin’, chronic pain sufferin’ Okie/Texan that I have had many opportunities to utilize and mature an outside perspective. This has evolved and transformed me into a pursuer of knowledge, particularly delving into socio-political, subcultural and pluralistic subject matter to broaden my scope.
My practice is based in the development of contemporary and topical depictions subjected to slice-of-life narratives and figures that I exploit in whimsically exaggerated characterization. The dichotomy of contextual subtlety and blatancy in sources and visual presentation are intentional obscurantism inviting viewers to isolate and integrate semiotic imagery interpretation(s).