My work explores the question of how to reconcile harsh sociopolitical realities with a utopian vision of a just, peaceful, and hopeful society.
My intention is to hold these realities of life up to the light of imagination , and by doing so, transcend hopelessness and find a glimmer of optimism in unfortunate and tragic situations.
The Zombie I Wish I Was
He Dreaded Family Photos
(Click on paintings for descriptions)
I see My nonobjective “dot paintings” as representative of egalitarian communities, where each dot is just as important as another. They are truly democratic compositions. They are also explorations of color interactions. I am never quite sure how the dots will interact with each other and with the color of the background.
Red and Green Dots on Blue Over Orange
One Blue Pot and One Yellow Pot
The Green Island
Congo Paintings (Click on paintings for descriptions)
Under the Congo Sun
Bound by Blood
A Prayer for Kasika
Blinded by a Vision
Beauty and Justice
(The Death of Kabila)
Twa Woman and Machete
Thou Art of Purer Eyes
(The Ituri Conflict)
Blood Over Ore
Dance of the Snake Twins
Blood and Fire
(Snake Twins in the Congo)
Twin Snake Paintings (Click on paintings for descriptions)