October, 2011 - December, 2011 Craven Arts Council, New Bern, NC
FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
September, 2012 - December, 2012 Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
As a sculptor, I have always believed that art has the power to touch viewers on a profound emotional level and become a force for improving human rights. In response to the unspeakable genocide that is happening in Darfur, I have created a sculptural exhibition titled “Toward Greater Awareness.” These works initiate a dialogue with the viewer about the physical and psychological scars left on mankind by a culture of violence and brutality. It engages viewers, and invites contemplative exploration of this troubling issue.
During the Summer of 2010, I partnered with the Save Darfur Coalition (now United to End Genocide) to present this exhibit at venues around the country. I feel that this exhibition delivers two very important messages. The first is about raising awareness and ending genocide, but it also speaks to the power of art in advocating for social justice.