It began with loss and always circles back to it.
I drew the ocean to remember my father,
then to draw attention to climate change and sea level rise.
Death has always been in my work. (Family, friends, nature)
The political has always been in my work.
Neither subject fixed solely in anger or sadness.
They encompass hope for the future and memory of the past.
They are a reminder to look forward, and to think of what we will leave behind.
The first ten years of my life were spent on the Caribbean Island of Antigua, where I came to recognize the sea as an orientation point, like a city’s grand monument or a familiar mountain range. In my work, I consider the polarization of opinion and fact, prompted by current events, historical documents, national identity, and weather—both a symbol of change and its real harbinger. The act of making resists the act of skimming, insisting that I absorb and respond to the information before me, that I be informed and stay informed. In many ways, my practice is about pause. It is an archive of my experience of this current moment, a glimpse at one chapter of an unfolding story that shifts with time. I make work with the intention of offering a moment of reflection, and as a call to action to find solutions for navigating this changing world.