I am a Kenyan-Liberian-American multi-disciplinary artist, writer & educator raised in the US South and based in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up with and continue to experience frequent rhythms of motion and movement that inform my drive to uncover and reflect on African Diasporic connections across time, space, and geography. My work is informed by embodied research and listening to landscapes, experimentation, and an investment in the language of gesture as an expressive tool. I explore hybridity and multiplicity within the African Diaspora and the re-imagining of the self, identity, and culture through abstraction and poetics. My recent work employs multi-media installation, analog and digital film/video, soundscape, embodied photography, language, and site-responsive sculpture to explore questions around alternative and queered temporalities and the liberatory and regenerative potential of softness. In the face of ongoing cultural and societal fragmentation and far-flung forces of confinement and restriction, I am driven by the deep and steady yearning for the reparative and the search for spaces of possibility and unfurling.
Image: Geometry of Blooming, 2021.