Dr. Apples is dedicated to celebrating and perpetuating the rich tradition of African American storytelling. Our mission is to empower communities through the art of storytelling, preserving our history and heritage while addressing contemporary social justice issues. We strive to collect, own, and institutionalize narratives that depict the African American experience, enriching our neighborhoods with stories that educate, entertain, and inspire. By embracing the voices of both elders and youth, we ensure the vitality of our cultural legacy and promote inclusivity and understanding across diverse communities.

Our Purpose

At Dr. Apples, storytelling is more than just an art form—it’s a profound means of communication and discovery. Rooted in the rich traditions that have shaped and sustained cultures throughout history, our mission is to explore and expand the boundaries of narrative through the captivating saga of Dr. Apples.

Our Artistic Diversity

At Dr. Apples, the art knows no bounds. Our creative process embraces a multitude of artistic styles, including mixed media, hyperrealism, kawaii, abstract, and more. Each piece is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, blending these diverse techniques to bring the magical world of Dr. Apples to life. This fusion of styles not only enriches the visual experience but also deepens the storytelling, allowing each character and scene to resonate uniquely with our audience. Our mission is to captivate and inspire through this eclectic mix of art forms, reflecting the boundless imagination and innovation that define the Dr. Apples universe.

The Inspiration

As an African American female creator and self-taught multidisciplinary artist, I draw upon the deep well of lost ancestral narratives, fragmented yet resilient, that have emerged through the African diaspora. These stories, often marginalized and obscured by history, find new voice and vigor in our work. Dr. Apples' journey—his quest to unravel the mystery of his mother's disappearance and his own identity—is emblematic of every individual’s search for their roots and reality in a world that often obscures it.

The Heart of Our Story

Dr. Apples is a wizard whose life was forever changed when at 16, his mother, a powerful sorceress in New Orleans, was taken by fairies. Each year, he receives a doll containing fragments of her essence—each one a poignant reminder of the past and a clue to his future.

These dolls, traditional tools of domestication and storytelling, symbolize his fragmented history and his mother’s lingering spirit.

Our Approach

Utilizing various forms of media—including art, podcasts, film, and books—we aim to articulate the folklore of Dr. Apples. We delve into topics considered taboo, such as hoodoo, spiritualism, and mythical folklore, to bring forth stories that challenge, enlighten, and inspire.

Our Commitment

This project is a living expression of my heritage and a reflection of the sacrifices made to bring these stories to light. By embracing the rich tapestry of southern vernacular, culture, and folktale, Dr. Apples invites audiences to explore narratives that have been sidelined by mainstream discourse, offering a pathway to rediscover and reclaim one's identity.