Through his words and approach to his work, Jefferson "JD" Ellison aims to elevate and explore the dichotomies of the human experience. Ellison invites his readers and collaborators to interrogate their every thought, find meaning in everything, value in nothing, and beauty amongst the flaws.
"Living life as a queer, Black man born on the right side of the tracks in the American South has given me a perspective few have. I have only ever experienced the world as a complicated negotiation of availability and hope. I see art, commerce and the merging of the two as an opportunity for salvation. The goal of my work is to explore the human context, validate our singular experiences and charge bit more for our souls than what capitalism is able to pay."