An exhibition that took place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The intent of this work is to share my life experiences through image and myth creation. The main source for my narrative is the economically deprived, socially disadvantaged, and violence infused Chicago-based community that I grew up in. My mythology has developed by taking the memories of childhood friends, that were murdered or imprisoned, and abstracting their identities to create morally strong anthropomorphic characters that occupy the alternate reality that I’ve constructed. In short, I am rewriting my vision of Chicago through symbol and metaphor. These are the tools that allow me to connect with my family, the divine, and to death.
I also want to share the reality of what it feels like to confront the challenges of growing up in an underprivileged community. More importantly, I want to speak for underrepresented and economically deprived groups who struggle to be represented in the greater world. I embrace vulnerability and the exposure of harsh realities as a means to make visible marginalized perspectives.