Born into the Gullahgeechee Nation of the South Carolina Low Country (USA), Verneda Lights is a visual artist/ photographer who is well known for her many Afro-surreal and Afro-futuristic works. Her artworks span from traditional (paintings and drawings on canvas and paper), to digital. As an historian, physician, poet, and science writer, Verneda draws upon the history and sub/conscious imagery of the African diaspora. She creates from the belief that science informs art and art shapes science. This year, photo-collages from her “Gullah Me” collection were on display at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, (as part of Occupy Museums’ group exhibit), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), and City Gallery (Charleston, SC).