I am a self-taught animator, visual artist, sculptor, and tattoo artist. For over ten years I travelled throughout North America on my own educational adventure, trading work as an apprentice for the knowledge of artists I admired. I normally hide meaning and personal history behind horror and fantasy, so drawing directly from my own life experience to create RKLSS was a challenge.
I am a mixed-race person with First Nations heritage who does art. My mom has status with the Caldwell Nation, near Leamington, Ontario. Her side is mixed with Black and Potawatomi. The Potawatomi helped Black Americans escape from America during the slavery era, and my ancestry is born of that history. The Caldwell Nation has traditional homelands around Point Pelee National Park. Since 1790 they have been in legal battles with the government on getting lands back to the people, which they finally won in November 2020.