Hampton Boyer’s works reflect spirituals and the structure of the black body. Visiting avenues within the African American experience, the output embraces the viewer with imagery that hints at historical sayings and songs. The intent of this body of work is to develop a voice that pays homage to generational building blocks. The symbolism used – such as the star – is from the negro-spiritual, “Wade In The Water”. It is a song that has been in Boyer’s mind since childhood, and is an avenue known in African American culture. In his recent body of work, the star represents the black body, but interpreted in a way that signifies strength and depth.