Towns work has an icongraphic feel. The dimensions, the halos and they mythology, the stories, in these pieces sometimes looks like Medieval Italy and at other times like earlier images from Byzantium.
Of course, they are MODERN, tweaked versions of that style, not some rote copy of them. It is probably better to say there are elements of those old iconographic styles used to tell new stories..
African-American history and culture provide the subject matter. These pieces are multi-media incorporating fabric, paint, crystal, resin and other media.
Towns, from South Carolina, holds a BFA from the University of South Carolina. You can see more of his work at stephentowns.com.