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.
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
Sharp and Precise
Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Birchwood Panel
Texture Of MisCommunication
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.
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.