I am from Haiti but I won’t bore you with the details of my journey, at least not too much. Simply, I am a creative to the core. As a drummer I have studied with and received a few tips from a list of notable names in the industry. As an artist, Francoise Nelly, Pllock, Voka and Warhol and many others continue to influence me. I am constantly learning new techniques, and relevant types of expression. As a counselor, I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology as a result of my interest in mental health and correlations with the arts and various areas that impacts adolescents. I believe that art is a powerful instrument and that life, or culture, looks to it for inspiration and direction. I believe that real artist have a responsibility to create works that are thought provoking. It is with these thought and more, in mind, that I created J’Siah Studios.
In 2010 we released the first of a multi-part music collaboration series titled: Pitit Lakay-Home’s Child. This project consisted of an array of talented artists from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, brought together for the common cause of raising funds towards the rebuilding efforts after the devastating earthquake that occurred in Haiti. The goal of this project is to utilize music as a means of raising and maintaining awareness, while creating a platform for new inspiring talent to contribute to a positive cause.
After partnering up with a team of producers and artist, we are currently recording a new project: G.I.M.O.I., (Full title to be released at a later date). If you’re an artists looking to be a part of a project that is challenging as it is fun Click here
I create abstracts and other various themes and subjects, a process that is both spontaneous and methodical. While I use a variety of materials and processes, in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. As a custom, I don’t always title my pieces. This is because the completion of piece, for me, happens when the collector or viewer, based on their feelings, titles the work for himself or herself. This to me is an expression of their understanding of my work(s) in that moment; or it’s the mental health specialist in me.