Roderick Sawyer is a Southside-based creative that explores the importance of language and storytelling through his art practices.
On one hand, Sawyer’s work involves creating video documentaries, photography publications, and editorial articles that analyze Graffiti as a complex system of communication, self-expression, and resistance. On the other hand, Sawyer focuses on creating photo collages and zines that represent his exploration of language acquisition, dialect, and identity through the study of spoken languages like Spanish.
Sawyer creates artist books that function as a tangible and archival experience.
Ultimately he seeks to explore how we view ourselves through our complex language systems, and how these systems frame our perspectives of the world, ourselves, and of others around us.