About Me

“An artist’s duty, as well as I’m concerned is to reflect the times…I choose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself, that to me is my duty…” – Nina Simone

I Create For Myself and That’s Not Selfish

I’m a self-observer, a witness to myself. Creating with the overall intention to continue to learn and understand me better through introspection and self-reflection, all to create, cultivate, and strengthen intimacy with me.  To push past my preconceived notions, to expand, and broaden the depths of my thoughts.

I create for myself, to get out, what needs to get out.

To communicate what needs to be expressed.

To consider what needs to be reflected.

 It starts with self-observations. Areas that I noticed where I’m lacking, characteristics or traits that I resonate with, range of emotions, topics of personal interest, or just being plain curious or nosy. How I express varies from clothing design (upcycling), visual art (digital, traditional, mixed-media), multi-media projects, events, conversations, and installations. 

Process

Observation > Question > Goal / Intention > Form of Expression

On Creating for The People, The Masses

The masses, people, are not at the center of my work, I am. I cannot sit here and pretend that I’m out here doing it for the masses. If someone gets something from my work, whether that be neutral, positive or negative, that’s wonderful, but people are not at the center of my work. When I pretended or thought I was supposed to create for others, things got suffocating, stressful, anxious, and never good enough. But by having myself be at the center, I hope that those who view or participate will be able to relate to what’s communicated, which provides a space or moment for self-reflection.

On Inspiration

Besides myself. Nina Simone’s quote hits home and inspires me,  ” An artist’s duty,  as well as, I’m concerned is to reflect the times… I choose to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself,  that to me is my duty.”

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Process In Action

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Community Involvement
  • Co-President, UNM Chapter NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
    • 2014 – 2016, organized engineering day with Engineering Department that would bring in over 150 K-12 students from across the state of New Mexico.
      • developed curriculum for engaging and team collaborative STEM hands on projects
  • Volunteer, NSBE Pre-College Initiative Saturday Science & Math Academy 2011 – 2016
  • Volunteer, Agora Crisis Center Hotline: 2014 -2016
    • Golden Receiver – Completed 220hrs
    • Completed ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 2017
  • Volunteer, Sandia Labs Hands on Minds on
    • 2016 – 2017, Participated in the creation curriculum for Robotics class for middle school students
  • Youth Producer, Generation Justice 2015 – 2016, 2018
    • Conducted interviews for #NMSpeaksCrisis
    • Pre-recorded and live Co-Host and Calendar for radio productions