Breaking seed dormancy, Aug.-Oct. 2023

Outdoor Activity Center, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

Artist Statement

Basking in introspection amid the cool shadows of a scorching summer dawn, a once-renowned entrepreneur's gaze lingers on the vibrant oranges in his cart. Time was, he stood as an ingenious savant—a modern-day polymath who harnessed nature's secrets for selfish gain. But now, an immigrant in The Bronx, under the sun's benevolent caress, he peels oranges outside of a church where men pray to “La Mano Poderosa y Invisible.” Here, he vends zest-filled bags to children and their watchful grandparents, a mere pittance his reward. Within this tranquil enclave, as the sun inches its descent, the day's final patron hastens homeward, a clandestine journey through a window, her chosen portal. Her desire for adventure has long colored her path—a few years prior, she snuck out to 183rd street's waterfall, indulging
in the sweetness of peeled “Orange Omens.” There, a cryptic scene unfurled: an angelic being, fallen, lay at the waterfall’s base. Unbeknownst to her, this celestial voyager was once a scientist who'd fashioned solar wings to his back in an audacious attempt to exploit uncharted realms for his experiments' demands.
The ethos of such scientists manifested domination, considering nature a department store of commodities, where any man can try “Claiming the Sky,” rather than a tapestry of life deserving veneration. With a tragic plummet, the angel's artificial plumage and solar plumage plunged, sinking into the waterfall's hidden abyss—profound depths concealing a mermaid, custodian of a “Coral Renaissance,” or "Watershed Warriors", her restoration project. Witness to the descent, she remained, an emblem of resilience. Her saga kindled fires of emancipation in kindred spirits, those who sowed seeds with sacred kisses, birthing realms unbound by reality. And thus, the mermaid's legacy endured, inscribed in the hearts of those who nurtured universes of their own, blanketed by “Nebulous Canopies” that bridge households and hearts across vast terrain.


Selected Work, 2022-2023


Selected Older Work, 2019-2021