My work tells stories. As an Afro-Caribbean woman, my work appropriates forms from overlapping stories, motifs and history of multiple cultures. They are then layered with my personal experiences and the experiences of others. I call my work Neo-Caribbean or multicultural art.
Printmaking and Sculpture are currently the main methodologies to represent my stories and concepts. Five key words are considered during the developmental stages of the work, these are Headship, Story-telling, Connectivity, Layering, and Light.
Headship is my interpretation or role in giving back headship (authority) specifically to the African person. The work always has a head or mask within it. Most recently I have been focusing on giving headship (authority) to individuals no matter the race, culture or gender. The image of an elongated head that repeats most often in my work is called The King.
Story-telling is invented languages, invented races, invented worlds, a culture based on freedom, a genderless society are all communicated in stories, prints, video projections, books, and sculpture.
Connectivity takes place through viewer interaction and is an important element within the work. Allowing the viewer to participate in the development and the completion of the work is a strategy to bring the work into a contemporary setting.
Layering of projections and audio function as additional layers in the work, while light within the work is a reflection and bridge between the past and future.