Mixed media/purple martin gourd bird house colonies. Coexist will create a natural sound installation that houses the voices of different birds. This installation stands as a metaphor for the idea and slogan “wrong side of the tracks.”

My work as a multiple disciplinary artist draws influence from rural southern culture and contemporary urban subcultures. I have developed a system of gathering that allows hybridizing and remixing the contents into a multilingual dialect that endows ordinary and rejected objects with historic and spiritual powers. By reworking and mashing up iconography the works began to establish a new identity. An identity with possibilities of life to come, giving voice to the forgotten and demonstrating significant resiliency and strength that offers hope and possibility. The works allude to conditions both physical and psychological. This work is a proclamation of perseverance and remembrance.