“this art is a exploration of the black man’s identity and experience in American culture and how both has been and continues to be suppressed and manipulated to fit others narratives.”
As anyone who comes from for a community where black men are a part of the fabric can attest. We have suffered for 400 + years and it has not changed significantly in those eons. How is the possible? Is there a simple answer? I don’t believe, so but its clear that in order that in order for this suppression of humanity to continue to fester, its clearly a systematic strategy that benefits the status quo.
This project seeks to bring attention to and invoke conversations that we as with ourselves as black men, our families, our relationship, our communities and our country as a whole.
The pieces you see here are part of an evolving series that explores the identity of African American men and how those identities are shaped.The piece speaks to the journey black men may encounter in defining himself of a society that seeks to define and generalize him for expediency with little consideration of his struggles, complexities, and individual worth.
I use photolithography and employ a balance of hands between art craft and digital art.