As a professional artist, art educator, and community builder, I work with diverse ethnic/indigenous communities which inform the content of my artwork. I use art and art education to build community and improve the lives of individuals within those diverse communities.
This series of paintings and collages, Stories Behind the Postcards/Jim Crow, respond to lynching postcards that were mailed around the country during the Jim Crow era as souvenirs. Thousands upon thousands of African Americans were lynched between the 1880s and the Second World War. Over the years, I have thought about what I did not see in the postcards, primarily the family members left behind to take down the victim, to mourn and bury their remains, if there was enough left to bury.