The memorable artistic style of Dennis RedMoon Darkeem is influenced by his African-American and Yamassee Yat’siminoli heritage. An alum of Pratt Institute, Darkeem works in many mediums, and his art has appeared in major cultural institutions across New York City, such as the MoMA and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Important themes in his oeuvre include strengthening connections between community networks and nature symbols. Expressing fundamental truths about his works, Darkeem notes: “I incorporate traditional craft customs, storytelling, history, and connections to earth and water. I’m inspired to build community through my art and to create spaces, workshops, for diverse communities to be engaged and inspired by my art.