When I visited Little Africa, a section of Paris filled
with immigrants from Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Mali, and other African
countries formerly colonized by France, the irony of people leaving
their homelands in pursuit of a lifestyle fueled by the raw materials,
goods and cheep labor, pilfered form their own country reverberated.
Beneath the feel of the African marketplace lived an uneasiness.
.one might be identified as an illegal. The question
of colonial taxes demanded from former African
colonies is ignored. I see these pieces as visual reference points
for discourse, and many of the titles offer additional cultural
or historical context.