My African-American Experience
"My art is both personal and humanistic; and clearly encompasses
social, political and humorous approaches to my African-American
experience. I use a number of pop icons to illustrate stereotypes
that deal with black imagery such as watermelons, the Cream of
Wheat man, the Quaker Oats man, Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima and others.
My mixed collages are not timid. My adaptation of old master-works,
the underlying humor is a condemnation of the racism that has
infected our nation and mankind in general. It is through the
black experience in American that I comment on the often sad-legacy
of man. I force my audience to confront our country’s
disenfranchised, as well as the way in which familiar icons
have been used to perpetuate racist stereotypes."