I believe art is a powerful tool for bringing about change. All of my pieces work to dispel the myth that we live in a utopian world. I often take everyday things; things that we see, things that we dismiss as peaceful and passive, and expose them for the violent acts that they are. My art poses questions surrounding race, gender and politics with the aim of enlightening those of us who have chosen to turn a blind eye to the world’s most grotesque injustices. I use realism and abstraction as tools to focus the viewer’s gaze onto and away from certain figures and subjects. My work discusses themes of identity and representation by inserting contemporary portraits of Black people into inhumane yet realistic depictions of everyday life.