from that first footprint in the sand
At the core of my work are issues related to migration as a transforming agent in cultural evolution. It investigates the ways that ethnic convergence can enrich cultures with foods, religions, languages and the arts just as it can erode the foundation of a society through overpopulation, unemployment, homelessness, xenophobia and war.
Throughout my career I have focused on the enriching impact of the African presence throughout the diaspora seeking to understand how these cultural relationships have evolved into contemporary societies. In that process I have created pictorials that bear witness to the path of influence and retention in daily life and custom in Israel, Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad/Tobago and across the United States.