"For years I abandoned all commercial art in search of a method, by chance I started telling stories to my kids, stories of our history, and in time my method arose as a way to give keepsakes to take with them to college. My method is screen printing. The material is from heavily researched historical reference. I believe the purpose of art is two fold; First to tell a story to bridge the gap between the past and the future; Secondly to celebrate the present by being a representation of the character of the artist and his people. My people are very productive, our character is one of more, we want more of everything after having so much taken away, we are only comfortable in abundance.
— Akin Disu