Artist  Statement

As the child of a nomadic Italian American mother and Belizean Rastafarian father, I never fully identified with any one particular genealogy. From an early age I was introduced to different perspectives of history that did not conform to the traditionally narrow, mainstream narrative.

Through painting I resurrect objects that are lying dormant in historical archives. I endlessly scour and sift through books, online images and visit museums in order to gather source material. I take these finds from my excavations and hybridize entities that eventually become grandiose figures. Although the characters I construct belong to a multiplicity of time periods, locations and cultures, they foreground the forgotten past and reanimate minor artifacts of history into what amounts to a transformative assemblage.