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About

My body of work has a focus on my Haitian-American identity, portraiture, language, memory and archival practices. I use color in linear form within my portraiture work as a way of tracing and remembering the history and memory of my relationship with the subject. Much of my work contains a layer of narrative language, either in word form or symbolic elements, paying homage to my native tongue and the importance of visual communication in spaces where it is often unseen and unacknowledged.

My recent work incorporates Haitian sequins and beadwork into portraitures as a way of holding onto and continuing an art form that is native to my culture. I use it not in a religious aspect as often seen in Haitian Vodou flags but in a way that reimagines and reinterprets how it can be seen beyond its current boundaries.