Within any culture I'm always intrigued with the ability and resourcefulness with which art or craftwork becomes manifest. In Africa, I would often marvel at both artifacts and sacred altars created from simple and easily available materials. For this project a personal goal that I presented for myself, as an urban American artist, was to utilize my material resources as inexpensively and readily available to me as possible.
Additionally, I conceptually manipulated the images by reducing the quality of the photos, I distressed the paper, and with the top overlay I’m intentionally blurring the clarity of the surface image. This page documents a portion of my work displayed as part of the Secretos Bajo la Piel (Secrets Under the Skin) exhibit at The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco from May-June 2014.