In the wake of dense mountains of premeditated misinformation, and biased cannons of western glory and imperialism, the Origin of Descent series serves to remedy that which attempts to forget and misnomer histories that encourage internal abolition.

The impetus to know where and how my body originates & the bodies of those I descend from is shaped by three motives – the desire to carve out a space for myself within the larger narrative, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for those that will come from me, & a desire to myth-make according to my own ethics.

These paintings are a series of petitions. A path towards more meticulously sharing information and becoming informed.