The Catatonia Anthologies is a growing series of large-scale works that analyzes the African body within the conceptual realms of seclusion, sleep, stasis/ catatonic states, and dreamscapes. I incorporate natural animalian phenomena—a flock of sparrows, a swarm of cicadas, or even a shoal of fish—as the signature of the Dreamscape, and also as symbols of the main subject’s time-space confusion. These phenomena also become the viewer’s point of departure from our reality to the surreal persistence of Black subjectivity within the folds of the Dreamscape. While much of the narrative in this series is revealed within the parameters of dreams, the conversations offered are multilayered, historical, and interrogate the nuances in Black identity, and the resultant consequences that are reified in our conscious reality. This series is a conversation between two seemingly alternate realities of African history.

The Catatonia Anthologies is a growing series of large-scale works that analyzes the African body within the conceptual realms of seclusion, sleep, stasis/ catatonic states, and dreamscapes.

I incorporate natural animalian phenomena—a flock of sparrows, a swarm of cicadas, or even a shoal of fish—as the signature of the Dreamscape, and also as symbols of the main subject’s time-space confusion. These phenomena also become the viewer’s point of departure from our reality to the surreal persistence of Black subjectivity within the folds of the Dreamscape. While much of the narrative in this series is revealed within the parameters of dreams, the conversations offered are multilayered, historical, and interrogate the nuances in Black identity, and the resultant consequences that are reified in our conscious reality. This series is a conversation between two seemingly alternate realities of African history.