This is an example of how my work blurs the line between photography and sculpture. Photography lends itself to other disciplines, while also borrowing from them. The camera has the capability to wander into other practices and collapse all things into a flat-plane. "To Be a Black Artist" was inspired by my time at Yale as a student, and being black while facing the obelisk of privileged institutions. I took an African American cinema class and became obsessed with the Director Bill Gunn. The title comes from an article review of the film Ganja and Hess (1973) and is also a clipping within the photograph.