For as long as I can remember, my maternal roots have inspired and called me to explore my emotions, my past, my environment, and innate goodness through creative expression. As an artist, the unimaginable, repurposed use of the extraordinary (machetes) and detritus (wires; bolts; washers etc.) symbolize the “from scratch; remain standing” phenomenon present in our family tradition. My father grew up orphaned from age ten in Pennsylvania; my mother raised poor in Virginia; many of their stories spoke of linking together this and that to create daily living. i.e. meals, clothing, devices, and tools of daily use. It turns out the whole of life is linked to Spirit Source and it can be counted on to guide, inform and cause ones best creations to emerge steeped in the spiritually hosted path of generational value. Over time I am made more and more aware that my art is linked to my lineage, my aliveness, my wellness, and well-being. I continue to use creating art as a source of remedy for what ails me past, present, and futuristically in this lifetime.