The rust represents the black and brown lives. The copper, gold, and bronze lines represent the reach and determination we have, to attain equality and a better life. The right, white side of the panel, represents the majority. The white, flesh tone, and gray lines represent their upward movement and the lines that cross over the others, represent the lengths they will take to protect their status, even at the expense of themselves.
Conjuring A Constellation
Acrylic, Copper, Oil Pastel, Rust, and Watercolor on Arches Cold Pressed Paper, on a Vinyl Record.
This piece was sold at an auction to benefit the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
July 18 Study
Acrylic on Birchwood Panel
An Interpretation Of Fall
Acrylic and Rust on Birchwood Panel
Retain My Shape
Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Birchwood Panel
We are always confronted with the vision of ourselves that someone else has created. It is up to us to keep our shape and version of ourselves that we know to be true.
Gold Leaf, Oil, Oil Pastel, Silver Leaf, on Canvas
I created a rough texture to symbolize what we feel when we are not being heard. I used bright colors, because I believe that if we see the same miscommunication from a place of empathy, we can be lead to a place of understanding.
Available for Purchase.
Oil and Oil Pastel on Canvas
I've always heard people say, "Don't become Jaded." But, I've grown to believe that being Jaded doesn't have to be a bad thing. Without growth and awareness of the world, you would continue to make the same mistakes. So being "Brilliantly Jaded" is an outcome of the hardships that I've faced.
Available for Purchase.
20th of Fifth
Oil on Canvas
Available for purchase.
Pieces Of The Ocean
Oil & Silver Leaf On Canvas
Pieces Of The Ocean (Detail)
Oil and Oil Pastel on Birchwood Panel
A View Of The Inside
Oil, Oil Pastel on Canvas
This is a self portrait. This is how I envision myself on the inside.
Its Coarse On The Inside Sometimes
Oil and Oil Pastel On Canvas
This another self portrait. This represents those times when you feel you've hit a rough patch and it begins to take a toll.
Oil On Canvas
Based on a fable by Aesop titled, "The Cat Maiden". It focuses on nature vs nurture. A cat fell in love with a young man, and asked Venus to change her into a woman. Venus consented. The young man saw her and loved her, and took her home as his bride. While the two were in their chamber, Venus wished to discover if the Cat also altered her habits in life, she unleashed a mouse in the room. The Cat, started up from the couch and pursued the mouse, Venus was disappointed and returned the Maiden to her former shape.