Arts

As a communications sociologist, my research in the field of visual communication inevitably led me to the arts. I would not call myself an “artist”, but someone who communicates through art in different ways. My artistic work allows me to connect theory and practice and to develop visions of the future.The latter led me to the Black Speculative Art Movement (BSAM). BSAM, founded by Reynaldo Anderson is a traveling afrofuturism, comics, film, and art convention held at multiple universities and colleges in the USA and abroad. BSAM emerged in the wake of the Unveiling Visions: Alchemy of The Black Imagination exhibition curated by John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson at the Schomburg library in New York, 2015, and is a network of creatives, intellectuals, and artists representing different positions or basis of inquiry including: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Ethno Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African Centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric.