Chris Boyd (@overmanarts)
There is infinite potential for art and imagination to completely change the world we live in. The contemplation of how to go about transforming our socially constructed reality along with advocating for social change, are two of the main concepts that fuel my work. Simply put, it is an attempt to illustrate a paradigmatic shift. A shift in the consciousness of both white America and America in general, that not only allows the majority to see the systems of oppression embedded in our country’s framework, but a way of being that also promotes empathy, interconnectedness, and the desire to radically transform what most of us have come to know and accept as the world we live in. My work is an attempt to cultivate socially engaged imagination to develop ways to challenge and change existing power structures by working to decolonize the mind, and imagine new, more humane ways of existing inclusively.