A Tradition of Healing
The power of art
From the time my ancestors landed on these shores, creation has been the bedrock of our survival. As a person of African descent who can only claim these United States as his home, I’m intimately aware of the power of art to not only inform – but heal.
From the bittersweet blues, to sweetgrass basket weaving in the Carolinas brought over from African shores, we have used this divine creative force to nurture our souls. I am proud to continue this tradition of healing, illustrating and imagining worlds that not only include my image but celebrates the beauty of others as well. I use my art as a mirror and a window simultaneously – a window to show the world that their differences make them beautiful, but also a mirror to allow those like me to see that they’re beautiful too.
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